Alabama Skies Bulletin: Two rounds of severe weather possible with first round overnight tonight

Published 8:35 pm Saturday, March 25, 2023

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has added a threat for severe weather later tonight in Alabama.

A Level 2 threat covers from a line from Demopolis to Clanton to Alexander City and southward towards Troy and Eufaula. The threat includes Selma, Montgomery, and Auburn. In this area, hail and damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour are the main threats, but tornadoes cannot be ruled out completely.

A Level 1 threat includes just about the rest of the state excluding the upper northwest corner. In this area, hail and damaging winds are the main threats.

The threat begins about 4 a.m. and continues through 4 p.m. for the southern areas, which is about the time the next round begins for the northern areas of the state.

For the second round, a Level 3 risk covers southwest and south-central Alabama, including Demopolis, Selma, and Montgomery. Damaging hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes are all possible. A Level 2 risk circles the Level 3 risk and includes Clanton, Alexander City, Auburn, Troy, and Eufaula. This risk area includes the same threats to a lesser extent. Finally, a Level 1 risk area includes Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Gadsden, and Anniston. Hail and damaging winds are the main threats in this zone.

The second threat begins about 4 p.m. for central Alabama and continues through 4 a.m. Monday.