Severe Storms, Tornadoes Possible in West Alabama This Evening [UPDATED]
Another round of severe weather is on the way for West Alabama; tonight's storms are expected to bring a greater threat to our listening area. The National Weather Service in Birmingham's current forecast has storms impacting West Alabama between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. tomorrow. The northwest portion of our listening area is at a greater risk for tornadoes; the NWS has portions of Fayette, Lamar, and Marion Counties under a "Significant" risk area--these places could see strong tornadoes. Tornadoes, damaging winds of 70 MPH and quarter size hail are possible throughout our listening area.
The latest Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Storm Prediction Center is below; note the increaded risk for severe weather--including tornadoes--to the west.
Now is a good time to review your family's severe weather plan. Take a moment today to ensure that your phone and any external batteries are fully charged so that you're prepared in the event of a power outage, and make sure you have a way to receive weather watches and warnings throughout the overnight hours.
Should a tornado warning be issued in our listening area, we'll keep you and your family informed and safe with live and local wall-to-wall coverage from Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa's own Meteorologist Bobby Best.
On a positive note, storms are expected to bring more badly-needed rain to West Alabama. Tuscaloosa could see up to 1.5 inches of additional rainfall tonight.