Alabama Skies: Severe threat added with incoming storm system

Published 1:30 am Thursday, March 16, 2023

The forecast has changed some since yesterday and the National Weather Service is now expecting the possibility of a few severe storms with the approaching cold front.

Today is going to be a nice day across the state, but some areas will begin getting some rain and a few isolated rumbles of thunder tonight. The severe threat isn’t until Friday.

According to the forecast, much of Alabama will be under a Level 1 risk Friday afternoon. The main threat will be a few severe thunderstorms with a couple tornadoes possible. Strong wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour are also possible.

A Level 2 risk has been added for the southern part of the state from just south of a line from Grove Hill to Andalusia to the Gulf Coast. This risk area is from late Friday morning through the afternoon and includes damaging winds and tornadoes.

North Alabama

Sunny with a high of 66. Showers tonight with a low of 52.

Central Alabama

Sunny with a high of 70. Shower and a few thunderstorms tonight with a low of 59.

South Alabama

Frost early, then sunny with a high of 74. A few isolated showers tonight with a low of 59.

Gulf Coast

Sunny with a high of 72. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low near 62.