AUBURN, AL (EETV) -
UPDATE 5:40 p.m.: Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has declared a State of Emergency ahead of Wednesday's storms. In a release Tuesday afternoon Governor Bentley said:
"Alabama is no stranger to the impact severe weather can have on communities and the devastation that can occur when the weather takes a turn for the worse,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “I have issued a State of Emergency as a precautionary measure to ensure state resources are on standby and are ready to assist impacted communities should the need arise. I also want to encourage individuals to stay weather aware and have a method to receive the latest weather alerts."
According to a release on the Governor's website, Bentley has "ordered the State Emergency Operations Center in Clanton activated to level three. This level of activation will allow AEMA staff to monitor the impact of the severe weather as it crosses the state. In addition, 50 National Guard soldiers will be activated for preparation and response operations"
UPDATE 4:10 p.m.: Auburn University will be making an announcement around 8:00 p.m. regarding tomorrow's severe weather.
UPDATE 4:06 p.m.: Due to tomorrow's threat of severe weather, Tiger Dining will close all campus food trucks.
Despite the current sunshine, food trucks will be closed tomorrow due to expected inclement weather. @AuburnU— Tiger Dining (@TigerDining) April 4, 2017
A second round of severe weather is set to impact the Auburn Area on Wednesday.
The Auburn Area is under a moderate risk for severe weather including the potential for destructive and long track tornados. This system also has the potential to produce baseball sized hail and damaging straightened winds.
This system is considered a long duration event with the possibility of several waves of storms impacting the area.
Those within the threat area are encouraged to stay alert throughout the day Monday. Storm shelters will open on Auburn's Campus in the event of a Tornado watch. Storm Shelters are located in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library and in Greene Hall at the Veterinary campus.
In the event of a tornado warning, all university activities are suspended until the threat has passed.
The national Weather Service is forecasting a second line of severe weather to impact the area on Wednesday.
We will continue to update as storms approach our viewing area.
As this event continues to develop we will have the latest on Eagleeyeauburn.com