The spring season is approaching; March 1 starts meteorological spring, while the astronomical start is mid-March. This also signals a height in severe weather for Alabamians, even though we can receive it all year.

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James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist, said we should “expect the warmest weather so far this year during the first half of the week with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Some South Alabama communities could reach the 80-degree mark by Tuesday.

Severe Weather Outlook

The Townsquare Media Weather Center is currently monitoring the potential for a severe weather pattern or next week. Showers and thunderstorms are anticipated to arrive in Alabama on Wednesday night through early Thursday morning by an advancing cold front.

Risk Areas

The Storm Prediction Center has placed the northern 2/3 of the state in a 15 to 29% probability for severe weather.

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“The main upper support and strong wind fields will be well north of Alabama, and instability values look low,” said Spann. Also, he mentioned that the “best chance of severe storms will likely be north and west of Alabama with this event.”

Conditions Could Change

We are sharing this information with you as a notice so you can stay informed. Please remember that as time passes, weather conditions change, and this outlook could be different in the coming days.

- Mary K, Weather Forecaster

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