Strong to severe storms will continue to be possible across parts of Alabama today – and the risk for severe weather has increased for Friday and will linger into Saturday as well; the National Weather Service says that an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out through early this afternoon, along with damaging winds and heavy rainfall. The Storm Prediction center has a large part of Alabama in a marginal risk for severe weather today – that marginal risk is a Level 1 out of 5 – which means isolated severe storms will be possible.
The rain and storms are expected to move out of the state sometime this afternoon – with the next threat arriving tomorrow (Friday) – and, according to forecasters those storms could come in two waves. The Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk, Level 2, in place across most of Alabama, however a bit of west Alabama has been elevated to an enhanced risk of Level 3.
An enhanced risk means numerous severe storms will be possible – slight risk means scattered severe storms will be possible. The rest of the state has a marginal risk.
All of Alabama could see strong to severe storms on Friday, especially that night. There could be two rounds of storms. That first round could come from late morning into the evening hours; those storms could bring hail and damaging winds. Then there’s the possibility for another wave of storms starting late Friday night into Saturday morning, and the tornado threat may increase with this round; the weather service said the most likely time for storms will be after midnight Saturday and could last into the early afternoon hours.
The rain and storms are expected to move out of the state by Sunday and then better weather is expected through the first of next week.
(NWS and AL.COM/www.al.com)