Threat of possible tornadoes during storms today, Wednesday

Michael Wetzel, The Decatur Daily, Ala.
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Mar. 15—A chance of severe weather including tornadic activity is possible late this morning and throughout the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville.

Meteorologist Ashley Ravenscraft said Wednesday's threat of severe weather looms larger, however.

"Today, west of Interstate 65, there's a potential for strong thunderstorms, strong winds and even a tornado or two," she said. The threat is part of the system that dumped heavy snow on Colorado during the weekend and it should taper off tonight and conditions will dry Tuesday, she said.

"Our bigger concern is Wednesday when we could see all modes of severe weather, tornadoes, thunderstorms, damaging winds, large hail and flooding issues," Ravenscraft said.

She said the bad weather could move into the Tennessee Valley midday Wednesday and last until midnight.

The NWS will meet with area Emergency Management Agency officials via a videoconference at 2:30 p.m. today.

mike.wetzel@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2442. Twitter @DD_Wetzel.