Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trees down, buildings damaged by Saturday storms: National Weather Service

Trees down, buildings damaged by Saturday storms: National Weather Service

"The strongest storms will be capable of large hail and brief tornadoes", the weather service cautions, "especially over eastern counties during the mid-late afternoon".

Heavy rain and gusty winds that develop overnight and greet Long Islanders on their Monday morning commute may cause potential road and coastal flooding through the afternoon, meteorologists said. The system was moving over states like MS and Alabama on Saturday, he said.

The timing of the event is not certain but the forecast calls for storms to start entering the Shoals by pre-dawn Saturday.

A significant amount of rain is expected with the storms.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather warning for multiple counties in OH and West Virginia, including Gallia County. "If they do, all modes of severe weather are possible".


"With the strong updrafts expected, we can certainly expect to see torrential downpours", said Trisha Palmer, of the Weather Service's office in Greer.

The weather service said there is still quite a bit of uncertainty about how things will play out later today in north Alabama.

"For your area, the timing is a little uncertain overall", he said.

The front and severe weather threat will push east of the region by mid evening, but as Palmer noted, "We're still not done yet". But with showers on Sunday, the county could cool back down again for snow. Wednesday and Thursday will be the warmest days of the week, with highs in the upper 70s.

Sunday night, the low will be around 27, with a northwest wind of 9 to 15 miles per hour, gusting as high as 23 miles per hour, according to the weather service.

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