Heads Up for Alabamians: Possible Severe Weather Thursday Night and Friday
We are preparing you for the potential of severe weather Thursday night and Friday. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, there is a “slow-moving storm system will bring the chance for strong to severe storms across the area from Thursday evening through Friday.”
- Thursday Night: Northwest Central Alabama
- Friday: All of Central Alabama
- Thursday Night: 7 pm through 7 am Friday
- Friday: From 7 am to 7 pm
- Thursday Night: Damaging winds to 60 mph, Quarter sized hail
- Friday: Damaging winds to 60 mph, Hail up to ping pong ball size
Storm Prediction Center Guidance
Thursday the SPC has some of the Townsquare Media Coverage locations in a “marginal risk” which is a level 1 out of 5.
Friday the SPC has slated much of the state under a “slight risk” which is a level 2 out of 5.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist have given us more insight about the potential for Friday in that the “storms that move through will be capable of producing large hail and strong, potentially damaging wind. A brief isolated tornado or two can't be ruled out, but that is not the primary threat. We could very well have two rounds of storms, one during the early morning hours, and another with the cold front during the afternoon... it won't rain all day, but just understand that when thunderstorms do pass through they could be strong to severe. Rain amounts of around 1/2 inch are likely, and the high will be around 80 degrees.”
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