Where Alabama Storms Do Form Today, Spann Said “They Could Pack a Punch”
From the National Weather Service:
A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN TUSCALOOSA, NORTHEASTERN GREENE AND NORTHWESTERN HALE COUNTIES THROUGH 145 PM CD
HAZARD...WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH AND PEA SIZE HAIL. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...GUSTY WINDS COULD KNOCK DOWN TREE LIMBS AND BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. MINOR DAMAGE TO OUTDOOR OBJECTS IS POSSIBLE.
We are closely monitoring the Northern half of Alabama as showers and thunderstorms could develop later today and into this evening. This instability could lead to isolated severe storms.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist informed us that “it won't rain everywhere, but where storms do form they could pack a punch.” The Storm Prediction Center has the Townsquare Media coverage area counties under a "marginal risk" of severe thunderstorms. This is a level 1 out of 5.
Generally along and north of I-85
Thursday from 12 pm to 9 pm.
Isolated damaging winds up to 60 mph
Spann notes that “heavier thunderstorms this afternoon and early tonight could produce hail and strong, gusty winds. Otherwise, expect a mix of sun and clouds today with a high in the 87-91 degree range.”
Friday is shaping up to be a drier day for our area. However, The Storm Prediction Center has a "marginal risk" for South Alabama. This is for “areas south of a line from Grove Hill to Greenville to Eufaula. Hail and strong winds remain the threats,” said Spann.