The National Weather Service is saying a strong storm system is expected to rumble across the state this weekend – bringing with it the possibility for tornadoes, damaging winds and heavy rain.
Forecasters have upgraded the status to an Enhanced Risk for Sunday with that timing now appearing to have severe weather conditions starting as early as 1:00am – then lasting into the early afternoon. A broken line of storms, or potentially a cluster of storms, could move into Alabama late Saturday or early Sunday morning.
Saturday the west part of the state will be under a slight risk with a marginal risk extending eastward into central Alabama. This is mainly for storms expected to arrive late that night.
On Sunday part of east Alabama will have an enhanced risk – and nearly all of the state will have a slight risk.
An enhanced risk means “numerous” severe storms will be possible – whereas a slight risk means scattered severe storms are possible, while isolated severe storms are possible with a marginal risk.
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(National Weather Service/AL.COM/www.al.com)