Strong Thunderstorms in Alabama Could Bring Damaging Winds, Hail
There is the potential for severe weather on Wednesday, September 6 during the afternoon and evening hours. Here is what you need to know.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a “Marginal Risk” for strong to severe thunderstorms for portions of Alabama which include some Townsquare Media coverage areas for Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham said that “a line of storms is expected to form toward our northwest Wednesday afternoon along an approaching front. This activity will then affect parts of central Alabama during the late afternoon and evening hours, some of which could be severe.”
Ideally, this threat will be generally along and north of the 59/20 corridor. The counties in our coverage area include Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, and Walker. Also, a portion of Greene, Hale, and Sumter counties.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “the main threat from heavier thunderstorms will come from strong straight-line winds. Understand it won't rain everywhere; the chance of any given point seeing rain is 30/40 percent.”
Also, the National Weather Service in Birmingham mentioned the threat of quarter-size hail.
We will monitor weather conditions and the potential for active weather in our coverage area and provide updates.