Potential Storms in West, Central Alabama Bring Threat of Damaging Winds, Hail
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Areal Flood Advisory for Greene, Hale, Marengo, Sumter [AL] till Jul 22, 12:00 AM CDT
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As summer in Alabama rolls on it is encouraged that Alabamians take precautions during dangerous heat index values that are expected today, Thursday, July 21. Click here for everything you need to know about the “Excessive Heat Warning” and “Heat Advisory.”
In addition to risky temperatures, there is the potential for severe thunderstorms in West and Central Alabama. The Storm Prediction Center has most of the Townsquare Media coverage area under a "slight risk" of severe thunderstorms for Central Alabama, with a "marginal risk" outside of the “slight risk” area.
(Level 2/5) - "Slight Risk"
Damaging winds up to 60 mph
Hail up to quarter size
(Level 1/5) - "Marginal Risk"
Threats mentioned above are less likely but cannot be completely ruled out.
Highlights from the National Weather Service Birmingham
“Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop Thursday afternoon and evening; a few of these may be severe. The threat is somewhat conditional upon whether or not any early morning storms develop and stabilize the atmosphere," said the National Weather Service in Birmingham.
All of Central Alabama
Today from 2 pm to midnight
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “heavier thunderstorms will be capable of producing strong, potentially damaging winds in spots. And, of course, all summer storms bring heavy rain and gobs of lightning. The main window for strong to severe storms will come from about 2:00 until 10:00 p.m.”
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