Possible Severe Weather Event in Portions of Alabama Early Next Week
You can expect a rain-free weekend with highs close to the 80s. It will be sunny today and partly sunny Saturday and Sunday. There is the possibility for strong to severe storms to start the workweek. We are closely monitoring a system that could bring the potential of severe weather to Alabama. As always, weather information is subject to change this advance. We will keep you informed throughout the weekend.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist has mentioned that Storm Prediction Center “has introduced a risk of severe thunderstorms for about the northern 2/3 of Alabama... for areas north of a line from Sweetwater to Clanton to Ranburne.” The timeline for this system is between 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm. The main threats for this potential weather event are a few tornadoes, straight-line winds, and hail.
National Weather Service in Birmingham Highlights
Generally along and north of I-20
Monday afternoon and evening
Hail up to 1"
Damaging winds up to 60 mph
Spann also noted that the "front that will bring the risk of strong to severe storms Monday will become nearly stationary over South Alabama Tuesday with the best chance of showers will shift to the southern quarter of the state.”