Alabama Skies: More heat mixed with storms; Level 3 severe risk issued for some of us

Published 8:35 pm Sunday, August 6, 2023

While southern Alabama will remain mostly sunny, hot, and humid, parts of the state – especially northern Alabama – will have a good chance for some more rain and storms Monday. Unfortunately, the increase in rain chances also comes with an increase of severe weather chances.

A Level 3 risk has been issued by the National Weather Service for a portion of northeastern Alabama, including the cities of Gadsden and Anniston.

A Level 2 includes Hamilton, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Clanton, Alexander City, and Auburn, and a Level 1 risk includes much of the rest of the state. Threats include damaging wind, hail, and heavy rainfall. Winds in the Level 3 risk could reach up to 70 miles per hour.

North Alabama

Mostly sunny with a chance of showers or storms throughout the day. High of 93 and heat index of 102. Partly cloudy overnight with a shower or storm possible. Low of 68.

Central Alabama

Partly sunny with a chance of a shower or storm in the afternoon and evening. High of 95. Becoming mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 70.

South Alabama

Mostly sunny with a high of 100 and heat index of 107. A slight chance of a shower or storm in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low of 74.

Gulf Coast

Sunny with a high of 96 and heat index of 113. Mostly clear Monday night with a low of 79.