As temperatures are on the rise, this creates an unstable environment and "more summer storms will develop during the peak of the heat. It won't rain everywhere, but where storms form that will be robust,” said James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist.

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Saturday Risk Areas

The Storm Prediction Center has our Townsquare Media coverage area defined into 2 risk zones.

“Slight Risk”

A small portion of Tuscaloosa and Lamar counties.

A good portion of Fayette County.

All of Walker County.

“Marginal Risk”

A small portion of Fayette and Greene counties.

A large portion of Tuscaloosa, Lamar, and Hale counties.

All of Bibb and Perry counties.


According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, the current timing of the active weather will take place between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. However, our immediate coverage area depending on your county will be between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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National Weather Service


Probable Threats

Spann said that “like recent days, heavier storms will be capable of producing strong winds and hail. Again, we encourage you to pay attention to severe thunderstorm warnings when they are issued.”

We are currently monitoring the possibility of damaging winds up to 60 mph and quarter-size hail.

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