Severe Storms Likely Tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday
Brace yourself for several rounds of severe weather: storms are likely tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has placed much of our listening area under a 'limited' risk for tomorrow. There's a chance for damaging winds and tornadoes.
The weekend brings a greater risk for severe weather; the National Weather Service currently forecasts severe storms Saturday and Sunday. Tuscaloosa and much of West Alabama has been placed in the 'elevated' risk area, meaning the NWS has greater confidence in our being impacted by these severe storms.
Here's the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook from the NWS:
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE COUNTIES SERVED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BIRMINGHAM. .DAY ONE...OUTLOOK THROUGH TONIGHT. AREAS OF DENSE FOG WILL MOVE INTO CENTRAL ALABAMA THROUGH THE MORNING AND WILL CAUSE VISIBILITIES TO DROP TO LESS THAT 1 MILE AT TIMES FOR AREAS GENERALLY SOUTH OF A GEIGER TO PRATTVILLE LINE. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. FOR THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT, THERE IS A THREAT FOR ISOLATED DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW BRIEF TORNADOES ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. THE THREAT COULD BEGIN IN WEST ALABAMA AS EARLY AS 4 PM THURSDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH 4 AM FRIDAY IN EAST ALABAMA. FOR SATURDAY, A MORE POTENT WEATHER SYSTEM MAY BRING A THREAT FOR LARGE HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS AND TORNADOES TO ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. AT THIS TIME THE GREATEST CHANCE FOR SEVERE WEATHER APPEARS TO BE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. THERE COULD BE MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF STORMS, AND TIMING IS UNCLEAR AT THIS POINT. FOR SUNDAY, ANOTHER ROUND OF SEVERE WEATHER IS POSSIBLE WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS, AND TORNADOES FOR ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. EXACT TIMING AND SPECIFIC LOCATIONS ARE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME.