Severe Storms Possible Saturday Across Alabama
Although it's too early to be certain, the latest forecasts suggest we could see strong to severe storms in Tuscaloosa this Saturday.
The latest Severe Weather Outlook from the National Storm Prediction Center shows a 15% chance of severe weather activity within our area. Here's more on the threat from ABC 33/40 Meteorologist James Spann:
There should be sufficient shear and instability for strong to severe storms; for now it looks like the primary threat will come from strong, potentially damaging straight line winds. But, an isolated tornado or two can’t be ruled out, and hail will be possible as well. [...] Bottom line is that for now, we project the highest threat of severe storms in Alabama to be from 4:00 p.m. Saturday through 9:00 a.m. Sunday. And yes, that does mean a decent part of the day Saturday could be dry before the storms arrive for those planning outdoor events.
Understand we really need to get within a 60 hour window before we can be highly confident in the timing, so just know this forecast could change as we we get closer to the weekend.
Rain amounts of around 2 inches are likely, and some localized flooding issues are possible. Much cooler air will flow into the state following the passage of the storms; a good chance we won’t get out of the 50s Sunday with a brisk north wind and lingering clouds.