Alabama Skies: Severe storms, possible tornadoes on the way this evening
Published 1:30 am Friday, March 24, 2023
Despite today being a nice day for most of us, the potential for severe storms and tornadoes is quickly approaching. The Storm Prediction Center and National Weather Service offices in Huntsville, Birmingham, and Mobile/Pensacola are in agreement that just about every part of the state could experience at least a couple severe storms or a tornado by Saturday morning.
A Level 3 risk covers the western part of the state all the way from Florence to Tuscaloosa to just west of Demopolis. In this area, tornadoes and damaging winds are possible to likely. Storms are expected between 11 p.m. tonight through 4 a.m. Saturday.
A Level 2 risk stretches across the middle of the state from Athens and Huntsville to Birmingham, Anniston, Clanton, and Selma. Tornadoes are possible. The threat begins about 2 a.m. through 7 a.m. for central parts of the state.
Finally, a Level 1 risk goes from Alexander City to Montgomery and covers Auburn, Troy, and Eufaula. All threats are possible, but not as likely. Storms in the area are expected from 5 a.m. until 8 a.m.
Partly sunny with a high near 80. Showers and thunderstorms tonight. Some storms may be severe. Low of 62.
Cloudy early, then becoming sunny with a high of 85. Storms tonight. Some could be severe. Low of 63.
Cloudy early, then sunny with a high of 84. Showers and thunderstorms tonight. Some storms could be severe. Low of 65.
Fog early. Partly sunny with a high near 80. Showers and thunderstorms possible tonight. Low of 68.