Holiday Weather Outlook: Damaging Winds, Hail, Heavy Downpours
Here is the good news; we are back to normal summer heat and humidity for the rest of the week for our area. However, you can expect some active weather over the next several days.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of Alabama under "marginal risk" which is a level 1 out of 5 of severe thunderstorms for today, July 4, and tomorrow Wednesday, July 5.
Timing and Threats
Currently, the threat of severe storms with gusty winds and hail is roughly from 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. time frame.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham said to prepare for the following threats:
- Isolated damaging winds up to 60 mph
- Quarter size hail
- Localized flooding due to heavy downpours
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that the “heavier thunderstorms will be capable of producing hail and strong winds. Most, but not necessarily all, of the storms will be over by fireworks time tonight. A few showers could linger through midnight. The chance of any one location seeing rain later today is 50-60 percent, and the high will be close to 90 degrees.”
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