Severe weather possible in Troup County on Wednesday night

Published 2:26 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Severe weather is possible in Troup County Wednesday night into Thursday morning as storms come in from the west.

Troup County is under a slight risk of severe weather, which is two out of five on the National Weather Service’s severe weather scale. The main threats in the slight risk area are 60 mile per hour winds, brief tornadoes and heavy rain.

The far western portion of Heard, Carroll and the western part of other state line counties are under an enhanced risk, three out of five on the severe weather scale. The enhanced risk area goes as far west as Birmingham and Selma, Alabama. A moderate risk area, which is four out of five on the scale, covers the western half of Alabama entirely, including Tuscaloosa. Both enhanced risk and moderate include the possibility of tornadoes and heavy winds.

The Birmingham National Weather Service said sustained winds of 15 – 25 mph are possible throughout the day before storms arrive, including gusts up to 50 mph. A few locally stronger gusts are possible, mainly in the far west. This could blow around unsecured outdoor items and knock trees and limbs down.