Alabama Skies: Severe threat for some Thursday, including tornadoes

Published 9:14 pm Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Most of us across the state will have some decent rain chances Thursday and Friday, but any rainfall comes with the price to pay of the possibility of a few strong to severe storms.

Northern Alabama has the best chance for some severe weather as an unsettled pattern reaches this area.

“Strong winds, tornadoes, and flooding are the main threats,” a cautionary statement from the National Weather Service in Huntsville reads.

The main risk for any severe storms that develop in central Alabama is damaging wind. A Level 1 stretches across most of central Alabama to a southern line of Demopolis, Selma, and Montgomery.

North Alabama

Partly sunny with a chance of a few scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. A storm or two may be severe. High of 93 and heat index of 103. Becoming mostly cloudy with a few more showers or storms possible overnight. Low of 74.

Central Alabama

Mostly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. A few storms could be severe. High of 95 and heat index of 105. Mostly cloudy Thursday night with a few more showers or storms possible. Low of 75.

South Alabama

Mostly sunny with some showers and storms moving into the area in the late afternoon and evening. High of 95 and heat index of 105. Mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 75.

Gulf Coast

Mostly sunny with a high of 94 and a heat index of 106. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon. Becoming clear in the evening with a low of 76 overnight.