Next Several Days: Alabamians Can Expect Rounds of Thunderstorms
The 2023 Alabama summer will be one to remember for long stretches of heat plus the threat of damaging winds and hail.
Today and the next several days will be no different. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, our area can expect “rounds of scattered to numerous thunderstorms” and “at times, some storms may become strong.”
A good portion of Alabama is under a “marginal risk.” This includes the entire Townsquare Media coverage area of Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, and Walker counties.
The main threats are damaging winds up to 60 mph and quarter-size hail.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said ‘the best chance of showers and storms for the northern half of the state will come this morning, then scattered storms will develop into South Alabama this afternoon."
The entire forecast area timeframe is between 4 p.m. and Friday 1 a.m. Our coverage area is split between these timing zones.
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
A portion of Fayette, Lamar, and Walker counties.
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
A portion of Fayette, Hale, Lamar, Sumter and Walker counties.
All of Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Perry, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, and Walker counties.
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
A portion of Greene, Hale, Perry and Sumter counties.
“It won't rain everywhere, and it won't rain all day, but where storms develop, they will be strong with potential for small hail and gusty winds,” said Spann.
Friday Severe Outlook
Where: Most of Central Alabama excluding the far north
When: Friday (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Threats: Damaging winds up to 60 mph and quarter size hail