Severe Storms Possible in Alabama on Groundhog Day
Severe storms may be possible in Alabama this Groundhog Day.
NOAA's National Storm Prediction Center continues to include the threat of severe storms from Kentucky to Louisiana, with much of Alabama included in an elevated risk area. The Day 6 Outlook above shows that cities in the area above have a 15% chance of being impacted by severe storms on Tuesday, February 2.
All modes of severe weather are possible including strong storms, damaging winds, large hail, and even tornadoes.
The National Storm Prediction Center currently projects storms to begin in the Plains and move towards our area early next week, where these storms may intensify as they meet the unseasonably warm Gulf air. Tornadoes may develop ahead of this line of storms, and the SPC notes that the greatest chance for tornadoes will be in Mississippi and Alabama.
We will keep you updated as the threat of this potentially high-impact severe weather event continues to develop.