Spin-up tornado possible in Wiregrass Saturday due to remnants of Delta


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) – As the remnants of what was once Hurricane Delta churn around the Mississippi River this Saturday, atmospheric conditions are somewhat favorable for brief, spin-up tornadoes across portions of the WDHN viewing area.

NOAA/National Weather Service Radar Saturday morning (10/10/2020) as the heavy rain and storms move east toward the Wiregrass

Any breaks in the overcast would contribute to greater destabilization of the atmosphere, providing an enhanced potential of an isolated severe weather event in the Wiregrass. A few damaging wind gusts are also possible in some of the thunderstorms that develop through the afternoon.

If a tornado were to occur, it would more than likely not be extremely strong, but it could cause damage on a localized scale. Also, a “spin-up” tornado from a decaying tropical system typically does not last long.

Otherwise, locally heavy rainfall will occur with the persistent feeder-band of rain and storms moving northward into the low pressure system that was once “Delta.”

The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a portion of Southeast Alabama and northwest Florida with a “slight,” or standard, risk of severe weather.

The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a portion of the Wiregrass for the potential of severe weather Saturday (10/10/2020).

The WDHN First Alert STORM TEAM will keep you posted.

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