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Severe Storms Likely for West Alabama This Week

A line of storms is expected to bring much-needed rain to West Alabama, and these storms could also impact our listening area with damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes.

NWS Birmingham
NWS Birmingham

The National Weather Service in Birmingham’s current forecast includes two possible severe weather events for Alabama. Most of our listening area has been placed in a “limited” threat area from 6 p.m. tomorrow (Monday) night through Midnight on Tuesday. These storms could bring damaging winds of 60 m.p.h. and brief tornadoes to West Alabama.

NWS Birmingham
NWS Birmingham

The second round of severe storms is expected to impact most of the state Tuesday evening into early Wednesday morning. The NWS in Birmingham has placed most of Alabama in a limited risk area for this second severe weather event; threats include brief tornadoes, quarter size hail, and damaging winds of up to 60 m.p.h.

NWS Birmingham
NWS Birmingham

The good news is that these storms will bring rain to our area, and while it won’t be enough to break the drought, it will finally put an end to our record-setting dry streak. The NWS currently believes that Tuscaloosa could receive over two inches of rain between Monday and Wednesday.

 

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