The Mobile (Alabama) office of the National Weather Service is calling for windy conditions and severe thunderstorms throughout Easter Sunday and into the night as a powerful storm system moves across the Southeast.

The Daily News coverage area is currently under a wind advisory, coastal flood advisory and high surf warning as rough weather continues to threaten, officials say.


The Mobile (Alabama) office of the National Weather Service is calling for windy conditions and severe thunderstorms throughout Easter Sunday and into the night as a powerful storm system moves across the Southeast.


A warm front currently traversing the Florida Panhandle will clash with a cold front approaching from the west, producing severe thunderstorms and the possibility of tornadoes, high winds and large hail, the Weather Service said in its most recent forecast discussion Sunday morning.


► MOBILE OFFICE of the National Weather Service


A moderate risk of severe weather exists along and northwest of a line from Camden, Alabama, to New Augusta, Mississippi. The rest of the area, including Northwest Florida, lies in what the service calls an “enhanced risk.”


Long-track tornadoes, wind gusts to 70 mph and quarter- to golf ball-sized hailstones are all possible, the service said.


► NWS Storm Prediction Center


Additionally, gusty winds of up 45 mph are expected to blow in off the coast, resulting in coastal flooding, high surf and an elevated risk of rip currents. Wave heights of 10 feet are possible.


A gale warning is in effect for marine waters.


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Heavy rain is possible. The Weather Service is calling for an 80 percent chance of rain for the Northwest Florida forecast zone.


Officials urge residents to pay attention to local weather statements throughout the day and evening.