Wednesday, you can expect a mostly cloudy day, showers, and thunderstorms. We are monitoring the potential for severe weather action with storms along the cold front.

James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that the “Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has expanded the "marginal risk" (level 1/5) of severe thunderstorms to include areas as far south as Thomasville, Prattville, and Wedowee.”

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All but our southeast Central Alabama counties


Wednesday from 2 pm through Midnight


Isolated damaging winds up to 60 mph

Spann provides more insight about tomorrow, in that “model data suggests there could be enough shear for a few rotating updrafts, meaning the risk of a brief isolated tornado or two. Strong storms will also be capable of producing strong straight-line winds and some small hail. The main window for heavier storms will come from about 3:00 p.m. tomorrow through 3:00 a.m. Thursday.”

Positive Outlook

Even though the projected rain totals are between ½ to 1 inch with some areas receiving more rain this could help our dry spell. According to Spann, “from data from Birmingham:

This will be the 16th consecutive day with no measurable rain.

There has been no measurable rain on 29 out of the last 30 days.

The last measurable rain was on September 25, and the total was only 0.03 inches.

The last really big rain day here was on September 4, when the total was 1.55 inches.

Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa is closely monitoring this severe weather system and will keep you updated on all the latest information.

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