Strong storms could hit Moore County Sunday night, early Monday

Some storms could be strong to severe with damaging wind and a tornado, according to the National Weather Service. (Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service)

LOCAL NEWS — It’s been a gorgeous, unseasonably warm day on Sunday but all that sunshine fed the atmosphere and could result in severe weather overnight.

The Huntsville National Weather Service office issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook at 10 a.m. on Sunday for parts of northern Alabama and three Tennessee counties including Moore, Franklin, and Lincoln. Beginning Sunday afternoon, a cold front will move into the Tennessee Valley bringing with it isolated thunderstorms capable of heavy rainfall and gusty winds. According to weather officials, gusty winds and rain could continue into Monday morning. They also stated thet damaging winds and even tornadoes could not be ruled out.

“After midnight, an organized line of thunderstorms will be taking shape over Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky and racing in our direction. For northern and western portions of Middle Tennessee, expect this activity between 1 and 5 a.m. Areas farther south and east will see this line of storms between 4-8 a.m. Once again, damaging wind is the main concern with this activity, though tornadoes remain possible.,” the National Weather Service said.

Since the biggest threat of severe weather happens overnight, locals should stay tuned to their weather radios, cell phones, and local media for updates on the evolving situation. These storms could move quickly, so it’s best to have a severe weather safety plan if a warning is issued. Moore County residents can get Lynchburg-specific severe weather information through the Moore County Public Safety app. To learn more about that app, click here. •

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