Portions of Alabama Face Severe Weather Risks Over Next Few Days
Our area has experienced multiple days with several rounds of severe weather this week. Don’t get comfortable yet because we have a few more days of this active weather pattern.
According to The Weather Channel, on Wednesday afternoon, there was a tornado touchdown in “Abbeville, Alabama, in the southeast corner of the state about 27 miles northeast of Dothan. Downed trees and roof damage was reported another 20 miles to the northeast in Eufaula.”
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “through the day today we project scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms, and SPC has defined a "slight risk" (level 2/5) of severe storms south of a line from Linden to Fort Deposit to Eulfaula, and a "marginal risk" as far north as Fayette, Gardendale, and Heflin.”
Timing and Threats
The National Weather Service in Birmingham said the main threats continue through 6 p.m. The “Southern 2/3rds of central Alabama can expect Damaging winds up to 60 mph, large hail, and flash flooding.”
Our Townsquare Media coverage area is split between “slight” and “marginal” risk areas.
Timing and Threats
Currently, the timing of these storms should start Friday afternoon and last into the evening. The main threats are “damaging winds up to 60 mph and large hail,” said the National Weather Service in Birmingham.
(Source) For more information from the National Weather Service Birmingham, click here. For more details from the Storm Prediction Center, click here. To follow the Facebook Page of James Spann, click here. For more insight from The Weather Channel, click here.
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