Everything You Need to Know About the Potential Alabama Severe Weather Threat
This weather report has been updated with an adjusted timeline and update on possible threats.
Those in Central and West Alabama can expect another warm day with highs reaching the mid-80s with partly sunny skies. The clouds will increase tonight with lows in the lower 60s.
We have been closely monitoring all weekend for the potential for severe weather on Monday, March 7, 2022. Tomorrow a cold front will usher in the possibility of showers and thunderstorms with some storms becoming strong to severe.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued various highlights to keep the public weather aware of in advance of Monday’s severe weather threat.
Generally along and north of I-20
UPDATE on TIMELINE:
Monday between 8 AM and 7 PM
UPDATE on THREATS:
Damaging winds up to 60 mph
Quarter size hail
A brief tornado
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist provided more insight on the Storm Prediction Center’s (SPC) outlook. Spann noted that the “SPC has defined a "slight risk" (level 2/5) of severe storms for areas north of a line from Greensboro to Clanton to Heflin. There is a "marginal risk" (level 1/5) as far south as Jackson, Greenville, and Phenix City.”
The entire risk area is between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. Spann has drilled down a more specific time range that involves the counties in our coverage. Spann mentioned that “the window for stronger storms over the northern half of the state will come from 9 am to 6 pm, and the main threat will come from strong straight-line winds and hail. The overall tornado threat is limited at best, but a brief tornado can't be totally ruled out.”
At this time there are no concerns about flooding as rain amounts should be below 1 inch.
Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Radio Stations
Our Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa team is on standby for a potential severe weather situation.
95.3 The Bear
105.1 The Block
Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Coverage Area Counties
At any time one of our coverage area counties receive a tornado warning we will provide nonstop weather information on these radio stations:
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