Storms to cross Chilton County on Wednesday

Published 4:20 pm Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A line of storms Wednesday will produce damaging winds and possibly tornadoes.

The storms could cross Chilton County from 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, according to Aaron Gleason with the National Weather Service in Calera.

“Those damaging winds will be the primary threat, but there could also be some isolated tornadoes,” Gleason said.

Some storms could form an hour or so ahead of the line of winds, Gleason said.

“Those are the ones that we would be looking at closely for tornadic activity,” he said.

The storms would last an hour or so before clearing out.

Winds will be strong–15–25 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 mph–before and after the storms on Wednesday.

Temperatures should cool after the storms move through.

Chilton County residents should expect the temperature Wednesday morning, about 65 degrees, to be the high for the day. The temperature should drop to 53 degrees by early evening.

The expected low Thursday morning is 36 degrees, with a high that day of about 52 degrees, Gleason said.

“We’ll be back to seasonal temperatures,” he said.