Today will feel like spring with temperatures reaching into the 70s for portions of Alabama. [Reminder this is way above average for this time of the year!]


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The National Weather Service in Birmingham said that “a cold front will move east into Central Alabama through the morning hours on Thursday with shower and thunderstorm activity expected along and ahead of the front. Some of those storms may be severe.”

Townsquare Media is monitoring conditions and how this incoming weather system tracks toward our area from Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

Threat Levels

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has the western half of Alabama under a level 1 out of 5, a “marginal risk” for severe thunderstorms.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Birmingham mentions the potential for “tornadoes and damaging winds to 60 mph.”

National Weather Service
National Weather Service


James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “there is basically no surface-based instability across Alabama, which means the risk of severe storms late tonight over West Alabama is very low; the main threat will be to the west over parts of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Most Alabama communities won't hear any thunder. “

The Wind Factor

Click here for the full details about the “Wind Advisory for Portions of Alabama.”

However, Spann mentioned that “the main issue late tonight will be gradient winds (not related to thunderstorms)... winds could gust to 35/40 mph in spots ahead of the big mass of rain. A wind advisory has been issued for the northern half of the state.”

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