Alabama Skies: More severe storms for some, extreme heat for others

Published 9:27 pm Wednesday, August 9, 2023

A frontal system over northern Alabama will bring more storms and heavy rainfall Thursday. Although the chance of severe weather isn’t as high as the past day or two, there could still be some strong to severe storms with hail and damaging winds.

In the southern part of the state, we’ll have plenty of sunshine, humidity, and hot temps. Heat index values will reach up to 115 degrees in places. There is a Level 1 risk for most of the state for potentially severe storms from any isolated storms that do develop.

The tropics are still quiet for now. There is no chance for development over the next 48 hours.

North Alabama

Showers and thunderstorms are likely in the morning, then possible in the afternoon. Partly sunny with a high of 88 and heat index of 99. Windy. A few more showers and storms in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy with a low of 71.

Central Alabama

Partly sunny with scattered showers and storms possible. High of 89. More showers and storms are possible in the evening and overnight. Low of 73.

South Alabama

Mostly sunny with an isolated shower or storm possible in the afternoon. High near 96 with heat index values into the 100s. Partly cloudy overnight with a slight chance of a shower or storm near dawn. Low of 76.

Gulf Coast

Sunny with a slight chance of a shower or storm. High of 95 and heat index up to 109 degrees. Mostly clear Thursday night with a low of 80.