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Local weather radar down till Friday, severe weather threat Thursday

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Local weather radar down till Friday, severe weather threat Thursday

Thursday is a First Alert Weather Day due to the risk of strong-to-severe storms which carry the potential for damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes. There will be a high coverage of showers and storms, but the timing continues to be problematic in terms of identifying any target windows of severe weather opportunity.

During the evening hours, the storm threat should decrease. This will happen as most of us are sleeping, so please make sure you are prepared.

Storms will diminish by early Thursday morning. We'll start Saturday morning with temperatures in the lower 40s. An isolated tornado is possibly...But not likely.

Thursday night should be much cooler with rain ending. By Tuesday, we'll see mostly sunny skies with highs reaching around 70.

The threat for St. Clair County extends from noon-10 p.m., with the main window for severe weather occurring after 3 p.m.

 

That same storm system is disrupting travel across the nation's midsection. The National Weather Service says its radar that serves Northeast Mississippi and Northwest Alabama won't be working until Friday at the earliest.

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