Alabama Skies: Enhanced risk with tornadoes possible issued for parts of Alabama

Published 11:44 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2023

A Level 3 risk has been issued by the National Weather Service for parts of Alabama Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Multiple rounds of strong to severe storms are possible, especially for the northern region of the state. A Level 3 risk covers the northwestern corner of the state, reaching nearly to Florence and Athens. A Level 2 covers the rest of north Alabama. Lightning, flooding, and damaging wind are the main risk, but there is a slight risk for a tornado or two.

A Level 1 severe risk covers just about the entire rest of Alabama. The main risk in this area is damaging wind.

North Alabama

Showers and storms. Some storms could be strong to severe. Partly sunny with a high of 87. More showers and storms overnight with a few severe storms possible. Low of 72.

Central Alabama

Fog early, then mostly cloudy. A few showers and storms in the afternoon and evening. A storm or two could be severe. High of 90. Isolated showers and storms possible overnight. Partly cloudy with a low of 74.

South Alabama

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or storms. An isolated severe storm is possible. High of 92 and heat index of 105. Partly cloudy Wednesday night with a low of 75.

Gulf Coast

Mostly sunny with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm. High of 93 and heat index of 109. Partly cloudy overnight with a low of 78.