Be Prepared: Live Updates for Central, West Alabama Facing Severe Weather Today
Round #2 Severe Weather Overview
The Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa coverage areas managed well through round #1 of severe weather this morning. We appreciate you staying weather aware and being prepared. At this time of this report Power Outage US reports “2,494 Alabamians without power.”
Here is where you will find live weather updates throughout the day. Be sure to check back often to keep up to date. Now, we are monitoring the 2nd round of weather for our coverage areas. What happens later on today will be in result of storms that develop ahead of a surface cold front.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist notes that "the sky is clearing over West Alabama, where temperatures have recovered into the low 70s. Additional showers and a few thunderstorms will likely develop ahead of a cold front over the western side of the state over the new few hours, moving eastward this evening."
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued information that you need to know for the severe weather potential for today.
What You Need to Know
The National Weather Service in Birmingham reports “some good news, the severe threat for this afternoon has decreased overall. We've downgraded from Slight to Marginal Risk for any additional storms that develop this afternoon. “
Be Ready to Act
Our Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa policy is that if any of our coverage areas go under a tornado warning we will provide nonstop weather coverage.
Be sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings, know now your safe place at home and work, know where your closest shelter is located, and have a safety kit handy.
If you live in a mobile or manufactured home have your plan ready to get to a safe and sturdy location once a tornado watch is issued for your area.
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