Earlier today, parts of Alabama were placed under a Tornado Watch, with some areas escalating to a Tornado Warning. The initial wave of severe storms caused significant damage across the state.

Now, we are focused on a second wave of possible severe weather for our area.

Second Wave Highlights

James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said, “Additional thunderstorms will form this afternoon, mainly over the southern 2/3 of the state, as a cold front approaches. It won't rain everywhere, but where storms do form, they could be strong to severe. The threats will come from strong, straight-line winds and hail.”

Risk Areas

Portions of the Townsquare Media Coverage Area are between a “marginal” and “slight” risk zone.

Bibb – Under a “marginal” risk

Fayette – No Severe Weather Expected

Greene – A portion of the county is under a “marginal” risk

Hale – Under a “marginal” risk

Lamar – No Severe Weather Expected

Perry – Under a “marginal” risk

Pickens – No Severe Weather Expected

Sumter – A portion of the county is under a “marginal” risk

Tuscaloosa – A portion of the county is under a “marginal” risk

Walker – No Severe Weather Expected

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Timeline

According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, the overall timing for the second wave is between Noon and 9 p.m.

For the Townsquare Media Coverage area, we are in the Noon to 4 p.m. time zone.

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Possible Threats

Damaging winds up to 60 mph

Quarter-sized hail

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