Alabama Skies: Widespread storms, severe weather possible Sunday

Published 10:03 pm Saturday, July 8, 2023

Today’s weather is quite a bit different from the afternoon summer popup storms we’ve had the last several days. With a cold front moving through the state Sunday, showers and storms will be on the horizon from early morning and last most of the day in northern Alabama while storms go into the overnight and next day in the rest of the state.

A Level 2 risk covers Alabama from the Tennessee line all the way to southern Alabama. The far southern counties are under a Level 1. Risks include severe thunderstorms, strong winds, hail, and torrential rainfall.

Storms will be more widespread than a normal summertime day, too. Rain chances are as high as 80 percent for most of us. The storm chances will continue all night into Monday.

North Alabama

A few showers and storms in the morning, then showers and storms likely in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy with a high near 85. A few more storms and showers are possible overnight. Gradually becoming partly cloudy with a low of 66. Some storms could be severe.

Central Alabama

Showers and storms, becoming widespread in the afternoon. High near 86. Showers and storms continue Sunday night with a low of 70. A couple storms could be severe.

South Alabama

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. High of 89. Showers and storms likely overnight. Low of 70. A few severe storms are possible.

Gulf Coast

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. High of 90. Storms continue into the evening and overnight. Low of 73.