Alabama Skies: Severe storms possible as rainy weather settles into the state

Published 9:41 pm Thursday, November 30, 2023

Severe weather – even a tornado or two – is still possible for much of Alabama, but the big story is the rain.

The front that just moved through most of the state is expected to stall and head north as a warm front, raising our temperatures and bringing plenty of rain through Sunday. Some areas could get a couple inches or more of rain over the next few days.

Unfortunately, rainfall could be heavy enough at times to impact the dozens of Christmas parades and other events scheduled across the state this weekend. Be sure to check social media before driving too much of a distance for events Friday night or Saturday.

As far as the severe threat goes, a Level 1 out of 5 covers central Alabama through the Gulf Coast in the evening and overnight. Severe storms with damaging winds are possible, along with a tornado.

North Alabama

Showers in the morning, then cloudy. High of 65 with wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour possible. A few showers in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely overnight. Low of 58.

Central Alabama

Showers likely with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. High of 66 with wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour possible. A chance of showers and storms in the evening, then showers likely with a storm or two overnight. Low of 60.

South Alabama

Showers likely with a thunderstorm possible in the morning, then showers and storms likely in the afternoon. A storm or two could be severe. High of 72. A shower or storm possible in the evening, then likely overnight. Low of 60.

Gulf Coast

Showers likely with thunderstorms possible. High near 76. More showers overnight with a storm or two possible. Low of 64.