Alabama Skies: We’re watching for the first potential severe weather event of the fall

Published 10:14 pm Thursday, November 16, 2023

While some of us will experience more rain and clouds on Friday, we’re preparing for the first potential fall severe weather event.

The latest models show a strong cold front that’s expected to bring much cooler temperatures in time for Thanksgiving will move through the region early next week. This cold front has the potential to bring severe weather to parts of the state, mainly Monday and Monday night.

The National Weather Service has already issued a Level 2 risk, mainly for southern Mississippi into southern Alabama. A Level 1 risk circles the Level 2 and covers most of the remaining Mississippi and Alabama communities. Specific areas can fluctuate this many days out so we’ll keep updating about this weather event.

Right now, we don’t have any specifics on the modes of severe weather expected. Since it’s been so long since our last severe weather event, it wouldn’t hurt to spend a little time this weekend checking severe weather kits, especially for working batteries and fresh bottled water.

North Alabama

Mostly cloudy with showers likely in the afternoon into the evening. High of 69. Mostly cloudy overnight with a few showers possible. Low of 51.

Central Alabama

Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of a shower in the afternoon. High of 69. A few more showers moving into the region in the evening. Mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 55.

South Alabama

Mostly cloudy with a high of 70. Friday night, mostly cloudy with a slight chance of an isolated shower. Low of 54.

Gulf Coast

Partly sunny with a high of 73. Becoming cloudy overnight with a low of 57.