Alabama Skies: A few more severe storms possible Wednesday

Published 9:05 pm Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Thunderstorms certainly overperformed in northern Alabama Tuesday evening and Tuesday night, and a few more severe storms are possible through the morning for our northern counties. Officially, there was just a slight chance of rain, but we saw several severe thunderstorms develop, lasting much longer than expected.

Although the official forecast doesn’t include rain or storms for the rest of the state, we’re going to go ahead and include the possibility of an isolated shower or thunderstorms throughout Alabama simply because it’s going to be so hot and so humid. Most of us will remain dry with dangerous heat possible, but we saw during the last 24 hours that anything that develops could strengthen quickly. Anyone working or playing outdoors should remember the rule of “when thunder roars, head indoors.”

North Alabama

Scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms Wednesday morning, then becoming sunny with a high near 91 and a heat index of 102. A shower or two is possible in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight with a low of 74.

Central Alabama

Sunny with a high near 97 and a heat index of 107. Partly cloudy Wednesday night with a low of 76.

South Alabama

Fog early, then sunny with a high of 98 and heat index of 105. Mostly clear overnight with a low of 75.

Gulf Coast

Fog early, then sunny with a high of 95. Heat index values as high as 106. Mostly clear Wednesday night with a low of 74.