Stay Aware: Tornadoes, Damaging Winds Possible in Portions of Alabama
We are closely monitoring the system that is impacting the southern region that will enter Alabama this evening and bring concerning weather conditions until Saturday morning.
What’s New Since the Last Outlook?
As we prepare for possible damaging winds and tornadoes we wanted you to know that some weather information has been adjusted for our area.
- The timing of this active weather system has been refined.
- Also, the risk areas have been adjusted.
Now is the time to get prepared. Please have an understanding of where your safe place is located in your home or the location you will be at. Also, if you live in a mobile home, take time to know where the closest shelter is located or a business that could provide shelter.
As always in times of severe weather, we will be closely watching this system. The best combination of shear and instability will be during the 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. span. This also brings the possibility of damaging winds and tornadoes as well.
Because of this late night into the early morning hours threat, we strongly encourage you to make sure you don’t silence your phones and enable your phone’s function of "sleep mode" or "do not disturb." We don’t want you to miss any important weather alerts.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist has given us more insight on the risk areas from the Storm Prediction Center.
“There is an "enhanced risk" (level 3/5) of severe thunderstorms for the northwest corner of Alabama... a "slight risk" (level 2/5) extends as far east as Fort Payne, Clanton, and Grove Hill. A "marginal risk" is defined down to Lake Martin, Greenville, and Mobile."
The National Weather Service in Birmingham said that the “greatest severe potential remains across western and northwestern counties of Central Alabama, where a somewhat broken line of storms is expected to enter into western and northwest counties tonight.”
In addition, “a broken line of strong to severe thunderstorms will move through the state during the overnight hours late tonight night and early tomorrow,” said Spann.
“The main threat will come from strong, potentially damaging straight-line winds, but a few tornadoes are likely as well, especially in areas from Birmingham north and west.”
Townsquare Media Radio Stations & Coverage Areas
If any of the counties we cover are under a tornado warning we will bring you nonstop weather coverage. Plus we will provide live updates throughout the severe weather threat with the Tuscaloosa Thread.
Our radio stations are Praise 93.3, 92.9 WTUG, 95.3 The Bear, METV 97.5, Catfish 100.1, Tide 100.9, ALT 101.7, and 105.1 The Block. Our collective radio stations cover Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, and Walker counties.
(Source) For more from the National Weather Service Birmingham, click here. For more from the Storm Prediction Center, click here. To follow the Facebook Page of James Spann, click here.
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