Monitoring Alabama’s Severe Weather Potential This Weekend
The Townsquare Media Weather Center is currently keeping a close watch on a storm system that spans multiple states, resulting in various weather conditions, including snow, rain, and severe weather.
Winter weather is expected for those in places in the far northern portion of the storm system. For example, “Saint Louis and Chicago, you could be looking at some snow rain snow sleet mix for your weekend,” said The Weather Channel.
Furthermore, the system's intense rainfall may affect areas ranging from Kentucky to Georgia and extend towards the Carolinas. Additionally, there is a risk of flash flooding occurring.
What Does This Mean for the South and Alabama?
Part of the overall storm system includes the southern region. As the storm tracks east, it will cover eastern Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, then it should track into Mississippi, with the potential for damaging winds, hail, and the threat of tornadoes.
The big question this far in advance of the storm system is how it will impact Alabama. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has introduced the risk of severe storms across Western Central Alabama.
Western Central Alabama, generally west of Interstate 65
Isolated damaging winds up to 60 mph
A brief tornado will be possible
“The main window for the heavier storms will come from about 9:00 Saturday night through 6:00 a.m. Sunday. Rain amounts of 1-2 inches are likely statewide,” said James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist.
Monitoring Over the Next Few Days
As we anticipate the arrival of this storm system in the coming days, our team is monitoring its progress. We will provide regular updates as the weather conditions evolve; this could impact the potential for severe weather in our area.
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