WEATHER AWARE: Two Waves of Severe Storms Moving In Tomorrow, Early Saturday


Friday will become mostly cloudy as a warm front move up from the coast and an upper-level wave/disturbance moves across the state. These features will set off scattered showers and thunderstorms starting around midday and they will continue into the evening. Some of the storms could be strong to severe.

There is a Level 2 Slight Risk for severe weather across much of central Alabama. There is a Level 3/5 Enhanced Risk for areas just west of Birmingham. The storms could produce large hail and damaging winds. A brief tornado is also possible, but the threat is low. It will be warm and muggy with high temperatures around 80°. You will need to stay Weather Aware!

Another round of strong to severe storms is expected Friday night into Saturday morning as a cold front moves across Alabama. There is a Level 2/5 Slight Risk for severe weather during this time. These storms could produce damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes. Right now, it looks like the storms will develop between 2 AM and 7 AM. They will clear the state around midday. You will need to stay Weather Aware once again!

The greatest threat for both waves of storms will be damaging winds, potentially as strong as 60-70 mph within the strongest storms. We’ll have a medium threat for all other modes of severe weather, including tornadoes, large hail, and flooding.

Weekend Outlook: Saturday will start out with the strong to severe storms across central Alabama as the cold front moves through. The storms will end around midday and then we will be left with a mostly cloudy sky. High temperatures will be in the 70s.

Sunday will become pleasant, less humid and sunny in the wake of the cold front. Do not expect any cooler weather behind this cold front as the high temperatures stay in the 70s.

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