Alabamians Be Prepared for 2 Rounds of Possible Severe Weather
Please stay aware today as we have been closely monitoring the possibility of severe weather in our area. We encourage you to make sure you know your safe place at home and work. Also, be sure you have multiple ways to receive weather information.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham said that the “southern/southeastern corridor of Central Alabama stands the most risk, at this time, to see two rounds of severe storms.”
The Storm Prediction Center has issued for the majority of Central and South Alabama an "enhanced risk" which is a level 3 out of 5 for severe thunderstorms. The areas north of I-20 are under a "slight risk" which is a level 2 out of 5.
Damaging winds up to 60 mph
Quarter size hail
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “the highest tornado threat is in the enhanced risk over the southern 2/3 of the state, and one or two strong tornadoes (EF-2 or higher) are possible there.”
Spann said that “we have the potential for two rounds of severe storms. One this afternoon and this evening, and another one after midnight. That is why you see the large windows on our timing graphic, lasting around 15 hours. Severe storms could develop over far West Alabama as early as 11 am, and could linger across Southeast Alabama as early as 8 am tomorrow.”
Influx of Rain
We will continue to monitor the amount of rain that is expected in our coverage area. Currently, there is an Areal Flood Watch from Noon today until Wednesday, January 4 at Noon for the following counties: Jan 03, 12:00 PM CST for Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Russell, and Tallapoosa.
If any of the counties in our Townsquare Media coverage area go under a tornado warning we will provide nonstop weather coverage.
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