Severe Storms Possible for Central Alabama on Wednesday and This Weekend
As we are coming to a close for 2021 there is the possibility for severe weather on two separate occasions. A potential threat is for Wednesday and this weekend.
There will be a cold front that will be moving into our coverage that will bring showers, thunderstorms, and the potential for a few strong to severe storms.
According to the National Weather Service Birmingham, this scenario for Wednesday covers all of Central Alabama.
Wednesday Weather Information
Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night
Damaging winds up to 60 mph
A brief tornado cannot be ruled out
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “a disturbance will bring the threat of strong to severe thunderstorms to Alabama Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night. SPC has defined a "slight risk" (level 2/5) for areas north of a line from Grove Hill to Montgomery to Heflin... and a "marginal risk" (level 1/5) for most of the rest of the state.”
Detailed Timeframe for Wednesday
Spann also mentioned that “the main window for stronger storms will come from about 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, and the primary threat will come from strong straight-line winds, although an isolated tornado can't be ruled out.”
Heads Up for Saturday’s Severe Weather Potential
As always, I like to stress to keep tabs on the weather situations as weather conditions change and could impact the information for your location area, especially when the information is far in advance of the storm date. This applies to the impending severe weather this weekend.
James Spann noted on Facebook that the Storm Prediction Center “has defined a risk of severe thunderstorms for about the northern half of Alabama on New Year's Day as a strong cold front will approach. This could bring a more significant severe thunderstorm threat to the state, with all modes of severe weather possible.
Now would be a great time to review your severe weather safety plan, ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather information and remind family and friends about the upcoming weather systems.