Alabama Skies: Severe weather threat increases, expands across Alabama

Published 8:39 pm Saturday, January 6, 2024

The Storm Prediction Center has increased and expanded the area of concern for potential severe weather Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Up until Saturday, there was only a slight risk along the coastal communities. With the latest update, a Level two covers the southern third of the state, including the Gulf Coast, Montogomery, and Auburn. The risk could increase before the storms arrive.

“Severe storms will be possible across the area Monday night into Tuesday morning with damaging winds and tornadoes as the primary threats,” a statement from the National Weather Service covering southern Alabama reads. “It is possible that the risk could be upgraded in future outlooks as we refine the forecast so be sure to check back for updates through the weekend.”

A Level 1 risk covers central Alabama and includes Demopolis, Alex City, Selma, Clanton, and Tuscaloosa. This area includes the same risks as above without as much confidence in something actually developing.

In the meantime, we’ll have another gorgeous day Sunday across the state. Temps will be slightly warmer during the day and overnight, but still on the cool side.

North Alabama

Mostly sunny and breezy with a high of 49. Sunday night, mostly clear with a low of 30.

Central Alabama

Cloudy early, then becoming sunny and breezy with a high of 52. Becoming partly cloudy overnight with a low of 33.

South Alabama

Sunny with a high of 54. Overnight, partly cloudy with a low of 32.

Gulf Coast

Mostly sunny with a high of 59. Becoming mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 42.