More severe weather expected in Huntsville April 5-6—Everything you need to know

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Keep an eye out for severe weather on Wednesday. (NWS Huntsville)

Huntsville and all of North Alabama are at an increased risk of severe storms today, April 5, and tomorrow, April 6.

Read on to find out how you need to prepare.

Tuesday Thunderstorms

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The severe weather outlook for Tuesday is less certain than later in the week. (NWS Huntsville)

If you were awakened by the sound of rain and thunder this morning, you’re not alone. Though the storms that passed through the area this morning didn’t reach severe levels, they could be a preview for what to expect later today and tomorrow.

As of time of publishing, The National Weather Service in Huntsville was still uncertain of the likelihood of severe weather in the area today. The main threats they’re tracking are strong winds, small hail and heavy rain.

Temperatures are supposed to top out in the 70s today with lows in the 50s. As always, make sure you have at least two ways to receive weather warnings, and don’t rely on tornado sirens as your only source of warning.

Weather ramps up on Wednesday

On Wednesday, a cold front is expected to bring in a surge of severe weather. Temperatures this weekend are expected to fall as low as the 30s, ushering in North Alabama’s “Dogwood Winter” and (hopefully 🤞) the last cold snap of the season.

Wednesday’s storms are expected to impact the area during the afternoon and evening hours. Northwest Madison County is in a slight risk category, while the southeast part of the county is in an enhanced risk category. The main threats include:

  • damaging winds
  • large hail
  • tornadoes

Be prepared

Here are some things you can do to make sure you’re prepared in the event of severe weather:

  • Get a weather radio
  • Know where to go if you’re placed under a tornado warning
    • A good rule of thumb is to find an interior room on the lowest level of your home or a basement
    • If you’re in a mobile or manufactured home or don’t have a safe place to go, go to a community shelter
  • Enable emergency alerts on your cell phone and download local weather apps to make sure you are notified of watches and warnings
  • Make sure all your devices are charged in case of a power outage

Stay safe and weather aware, Huntsville. Make sure you’re following @hvilleblast on social media for all the local updates you need.

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Emily Phillips
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