EMA: Potential for severe weather tonight

Published 9:17 am Monday, March 25, 2019

Spring breakers should get their play time in early today, as the Covington County Emergency Management Agency is warning of the potential for stormy weather tonight.

“Our area is expecting some potential severe weather this evening,” the agency said on social media this morning. “Might be good to secure lightweight items in the yard for this approaching weather as the involvement of high winds are probable. Yard toys, furniture or the seasonal Easter decorations could become damaging debris in high wind scenarios. For more wind safety information follow this link and read up on what you can do to be safe before, during and after an event involving high winds.”

The National Weather Service statement today said that there is a marginal risk  of severe weather exists for south central Alabama today, including Choctaw, Washington, Clarke, Wilcox, Monroe, Conecuh, Butler, Crenshaw Escambia, Covington, Mobile and Baldwin counties in Alabama, and Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties in Florida.

“The main threats in any isolated severe storms during this time frame will be damaging winds up to 60 mph and hail up to a quarter size,” the NWS said.
The current forecast shows a potential for rain beginning about 3 p.m. and continuing to 9 p.m. in Covington County.