Severe Weather Saturday in Alabama, What You Need To Know
It has been a very active Spring Severe Weather Season for the Yellowhammer State. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has our coverage areas under a Hazardous Weather Outlook for two various rounds of potential severe weather on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
Here is what you need to know
Where: Southern areas of Central Alabama; generally south of I-20
When: 3 AM thru 9 AM
Threats: Damaging winds up to 60 mph, a brief tornado
Where: All of Central Alabama; thunderstorms could be more scattered in nature
When: NOON thru 9 PM
Threats: Tornadoes possible, damaging winds up to 70 mph, large hail
Here are more details from James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist about the two different rounds of severe weather that could happen on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
TOMORROW'S SEVERE WEATHER THREAT: Two rounds of rain and storms will impact Alabama tomorrow. The first one comes from about midnight tonight through 9:00 a.m. This will involve widespread heavy rain, and embedded storms with strong, gusty winds and small hail. A tornado or two is possible over the southern half of the state with "round one".
After a late morning lull, the second round of storms will come from about 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. for the northern half of the state... South Alabama could see storms through midnight. The biggest concern with the afternoon round of storms will come from large hail. A few isolated tornadoes are possible mainly south of I-85 and east of I-65 tomorrow afternoon/evening.
SPC now has defined an "enhanced risk" (level 3/5) for much of Central and South Alabama for "round two" tomorrow afternoon/evening.”
Tips for Saturday’s potential severe weather event:
Since some of the possible severe weather occurs when most of us will be sleeping, be sure to take your phones off silence when you go to bed.
Stay weather aware, even if it is a severe thunderstorm warning.
Be sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings
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