Yesterday taught us; severe weather season is not over. Tornadoes ripped through Mississippi on Sunday evening. There was even a tornado emergency issued by the National Weather Service in Memphis for Tupelo, Mississippi. Along with damage in other Mississippi cities. There were even tornado warnings issued in Alabama as well.

Our severe weather season typically runs until the end of May. It has surely been an active one too. I always recommend being weather-aware during this season.

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Today, Monday, May 3, 2021, there is the potential for Severe Storms from 10 am until 9 pm. Most of our coverage area’s timeframe will be from 10 am until 4 pm, and then some southern Central Alabama counties until 6 pm. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, there are marginal and slight risk threats.

Slight Risk:

Damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour and quarter-sized hail.

Marginal Risk:

Include damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour, and quarter-sized hail but are less likely but cannot be completely ruled out.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham gives us a heads up to “Expect warm and muggy conditions today with numerous showers and thunderstorms along and south of the I-59 corridor, with a chance north of I-59. Some storms may become severe through the early evening hours with large hail and damaging winds.”

Expected high of 85 today for the following counties:

Pickens

Expected high 84 today for the following counties:

Greene, Lamar, Sumter, and Walker.

Expected high 83 today for the following counties:

Bibb, Fayette, Hale, Perry, and Tuscaloosa.

James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist comments that “We will maintain the chance of showers and thunderstorms through the day today, but it won't be an all-day kind of rain, and you might see the sun break out at times. SPC has defined a "slight risk" (level 2/5) of severe storms for parts of Central and East Alabama today, with a "marginal risk" for much of the rest of the state. The main threat with the heavier thunderstorms today will come from small hail and strong, gusty winds. The high this afternoon will be in the low 80s.”

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