This is Weekend Roundup. The local events that are happening in NE Alabama and NW Georgia. And the bigger events that are happening in Atlanta and Birmingham. As always if you have an event that needs to be featured on Weekend Roundup. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please refer to the post below about the major severe weather threat in the area Friday and early Saturday. Otherwise the rest of the weekend will be pleasant.
Local Best Bets:
Anniston Kiwanis pancake breakfast. 6AM to 1PM on March 3. Anniston city meeting center off Noble St. http://annistonkiwanis.com/
Health and wellness expo. Quintard Mall in Oxford from 10AM to 4PM on March 3. Free. http://www.shopquintardmall.com/
Hospice of Marshall County 5K and fun run. Race at 8AM on March 3. Fee for participants only. At Snead State Community College gym in Boaz. http://www.hospicemc.org/
Backyard Birds. 1PM on March 3 at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. Free.
Here are my out of the area best bets for this weekend. Go to http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-events/ for Atlanta events or http://www.birminghamal.org/calendarofevents.html for Birmingham events.
Atlanta Best Bet:
Atlanta Blues Festival. March 3 at 7PM at Atlanta Civic Center. Tickets $40-$60. http://www.atlantaciviccenter.com/view_event.asp?event_id=1042
Birmingham Best Bet:
Alabama High School Basketball final 48 championship. Tickets $10 each and at various times Friday and Saturday March 2 and March 3. http://www.final48al.com/index.php
Let me start off and say today will be nothing like April 27. That was a once in a lifetime event that many of us will never see ever again. But the severe weather we will likely see from Friday afternoon through early Saturday morning will be significant. During Friday afternoon supercell storms producing long track tornadoes is very possible. And during Friday night through early Saturday morning a strong squall line likely producing high winds will come through the area. Here is the day 1 severe weather outlook.
Here is the day 1 Tornado outlook.
And the day 1 wind outlook.
Please stay weather aware today. Everyone will likely experience severe weather today. Most of us will see high winds and some localized flooding. But some of us might see a tornado today. Be prepared to take action today if a weather warning is issued. And follow me @nvyoung on Twitter and on Facebook at facebook.com/nvyoung for weather updates.