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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
500 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

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LAUDERDALE-COLBERT-FRANKLIN AL-LAWRENCE-LIMESTONE-MADISON-MORGAN-
MARSHALL-JACKSON-DEKALB-CULLMAN-MOORE-LINCOLN-FRANKLIN TN-
500 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH ALABAMA AND PORTIONS
OF SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

A PRE-FRONTAL SQUALL LINE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE WEST TO EAST ACROSS
THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AREA LATER THIS EVENING. SOME STORMS MAY BE
STRONG TO MARGINALLY SEVERE...AND WILL BE CAPABLE OF DAMAGING WIND
GUSTS...BRIEF HEAVY DOWPOURS AND SMALL HAIL. LOCATIONS WEST OF THE
INTERSTATE 65 CORRIDOR WILL HAVE A SLIGHTLY BETTER CHANCE OF BEING
IMPACTED BY ANY STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

A STRONGER STORM SYSTEM OUT OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS STATES IS THEN
EXPECTED TO IMPACT MUCH OF THE REGION HEADING INTO THE NEW WORK WEEK.
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG AND
WELL AHEAD OF ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT STARTING LATE SUNDAY...AND
CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY BEFORE THE FRONT EXITS THE AREA TO THE EAST.

SOME STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO APPROACH SEVERE THRESHOLDS...PRIMARILY
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...ALTHOUGH EXACT DETAILS REGARDING STRENGTH
AND TIMING OF ANY POTENTIAL SEVERE WEATHER REMAIN SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN
AT THIS POINT. IN ANY CASE...VARIOUS MODES OF SEVERE WEATHER LOOK
POSSIBLE...INCLUDING DAMAGING WINDS...LARGE HAIL AND PERHAPS BRIEF
TORNADOES. IN ADDITION...MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAINFALL MAY ALSO
RESULT IN LOCALIZED FLOODING OF SOME ROADS AND IN CREEKS...STREAMS
AND LOW LYING AREAS. GIVEN THE COMPLEXITY AND TIMING THOUGH OF THIS
POTENTIAL STORM SYSTEM...THE DETAILS AGAIN REMAIN UNCERTAIN AND ARE
SUBJECT TO CHANGE GOING INTO THE WEEKEND PERIOD.

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IS
NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED
LATER TONIGHT PROVIDED THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER INCREASES
ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF THE OUTLOOK AREA.

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