Alabama Skies: Stormy weather brings severe risk Sunday

Published 10:09 pm Saturday, February 10, 2024

An approaching strong cold front will bring plenty of rain and storms across the state Sunday, but we could have a break in the weather around midday. That’s not necessarily good news when it comes to the potential for storms.

The morning will have a chance of showers and a few thunderstorms for the entire state. Then, some communities could see some sunshine with temperatures rising. Another round of storms arrives in the afternoon. Depending on how much sunshine and instability we get, some of the storms could become severe.

The Storm Prediction Center is expecting us to have enough instability for some of these storms. If one drew a line across the state with Tuscaloosa as the northern point, everything south all the way to the Gulf Coast is under a Level 2 risk for severe weather late Sunday afternoon into Monday morning.

In the Level 2 risk area, damaging winds and hail are possible, but a few tornadic storms can’t be ruled out completely.

A Level 1 risk covers most of the rest of the state except for our northern counties. The risks are the same, but confidence is not as high.

North Alabama

Rain and storms possible with a high of 65. Sunday night, more rain and storms with a low of 55.

Central Alabama

Showers and thunderstorms with a high of 70. More showers and storms overnight with a low of 60. A storm or two could be severe, especially later in the day and overnight into Monday morning.

South Alabama

Showers likely with a few thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 74. A few storms could be severe. Showers and storms continue Sunday night with a low of 63. Storms could become severe.

Gulf Coast

Showers and storms likely with a high of 72. A few storms could become severe later in the day. More showers and storms overnight with a low of 61. A few storms could be severe.