FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY will continue through Friday: 'Particularly unsafe situation'


An ugly weekend weather forecast also could be a unsafe one, with 2-4 inches of rainfall Saturday bringing flooding potential and severe storms possible.

The National Weather Service issues tornado watches when tornadoes are possible in or near an area because of the weather conditions.

With severe weather in the forecast, you need make sure you are prepared and remain weather aware before and during the storms!

The high for Jasper Saturday is expected to be 75 degrees, although the high for Sunday and Monday will be 62 degrees, with lows at about 36 degrees.

The Williamsburg County watch remains in effect until 11 p.m.

Rainfall was expected to begin late Sunday and become heavier throughout the night, according to Joe Pollina, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Upton.

No rain is expected today, although winds will be 10-15 miles per hour, gusting to 25 miles per hour, according to the forecast.

The strongest storms will produce heavy rain, hail and damaging wind gusts.

And a tornado watch just issued by the SPC doesn't include north Alabama.

Tornado Warning: Take Action!

The possibility of tornadoes or hail are listed as low, but with the enhanced risk, isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out.

Another (stronger) front arrives over the weekend with widespread rain and another chance for severe weather. Forecasters said they expect to be able to narrow the time line today.

A significant amount of rain is expected with the storms. We will continue to track this system so stay tuned to KQ2 for more updates throughout the day.