Updated: Storms to arrive later today

Published 2:00 am Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pike Countians should brace for the possibility of severe weather today, as storms sweep through central Alabama.

“The timing for us has been adjusted to 3 to 5 p.m. ,” Jeanna Barnes, director of the Pike County EMA, said early Wednesday..

Barnes said squall lines will be moving through central Alabama at that time, and the National Weather Service in Birmingham has included Pike County in the area designated as a “limited” threat for severe weather and damaging winds.

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“We also cannot rule out the possibility of an isolated tornado,” Barnes said.

The National Weather Service on Tuesday said winds would increase overnight and today ahead of the approaching storm system, with sustained winds reaching 20 to 25 mph on Wednesday. The line also is expected to bring heavy rains with embedded storms, and rainfall could total 1 to 3 inches.

Conditions should dry out after the front moves through and lower temperatures are forecast for the weekend.