A potent storm system will likely send two rounds of rain and storms to Alabama – starting today (Monday, November 28th)
Severe weather will be possible both today and tomorrow according to forecasters. Gusty winds will also be possible — both near and away from storms. A wind advisory will go into effect this morning for part of north-central Alabama and by lunchtime for north Alabama.
Winds could be sustained at 30 to 35 mph, and gusts could reach up to 40 mph across north Alabama by this afternoon, and 50 mph in the higher elevations. The weather service in Birmingham said winds will be the strongest this afternoon across north-central Alabama. Sustained winds will be 25-35 mph with higher gusts.
NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has placed much of west Alabama under a slight risk of severe weather today. Another slice of the state to the east of that has a marginal risk.
A slight risk means that scattered severe storms will be possible today. A marginal risk means the stronger storms will be more isolated. The better chances of storms are to the west of Alabama: An enhanced risk covers much of northern Mississippi.
More of Alabama will have a slight risk again on Tuesday.
The first round of rain will arrive by this evening and last into Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A second batch of storms is expected to roll in by Tuesday night and last through Wednesday.
The rain should come to an end with the arrival of a cold front on Thursday.
(National Weather Service/al.com/www.al.com)