Severe Storms Monday, Significant Severe Weather Wednesday
Our severe weather season has kicked off. At Townsquare Media, we are constantly monitoring any potential for any severe weather. We wanted to provide you with as much notice as possible about the potential for severe weather on Monday (March 15, 2021) and significant severe weather on Wednesday (March 17, 2021). Also, weather information does change, and as we get closer to these events, weather information and timelines could shift.
MONDAY – March 15, 2021
There is potential for severe weather, with a line of thunderstorms expected to move into Alabama Monday afternoon. This could affect the Northwestern counties in Central Alabama. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, the threats associated with this marginal risk area will be:
Hail up to quarter size
Damaging Winds up to 60 miles per hour
A brief tornado will be possible
WEDNESDAY – March 17, 2021
My advice is to stay weather-aware this week. Wednesday is shaping up to be a possibility larger severe weather event for all of our coverage areas. James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “a vigorous upper air system will be responsible for a deepening surface low northwest of Alabama, over Missouri. Unstable air will surge northward from the Gulf of Mexico, and the large-scale setup suggests potential for a significant severe weather threat for the Deep South.”
The current timeline is Wednesday afternoon into the night. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, the threats associated with this slight risk area will be:
Damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour
Half-dollar size hail
Also, James Spann noted that “analog guidance does suggest we could very well have potential for one or two violent, long track tornadoes somewhere across Mississippi or Alabama.”
Now would be a great time to review your severe weather safety plans and know your safe place. We will bring you updated throughout the weekend with any new weather information.