Alabama Skies: Severe weather likely Wednesday afternoon

Published 11:28 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2024

We’re expecting some stormy weather Wednesday. Storms are expected by early afternoon, continuing until midnight or so.

A Level 4 includes Tensaw, Butler, Camden, and the northern suburbs of Mobile.

“Severe storms are likely Wednesday, mainly from late morning through the evening hours,” the National Weather Service in Mobile wrote. “Destructive wind gusts up to 80 mph, tornadoes, some of which could be strong (EF2+), and large hail are possible. Have a plan and make sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings! For more information, go to our Facebook and Twitter pages or listen to NOAA Weather Radio.”

A Level 3 risk includes Demopolis, Selma, Montgomery, and Troy. Winds up to 70 miles per hour, large hail, and tornadoes are likely in this zone. The Level 2 risk includes Fayette, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Eufaula, and Auburn. This area includes the same risks without as much confidence.

A Level 1 cover the rest of the state. Severe storms are possible, but not as likely.

North Alabama

A few showers in the day, then storms becoming possible in the later afternoon and evening. Some storms could be severe. High of 77. Showers continue overnight with a storm possible. Low of 58.

Central Alabama

A shower or thunderstorm during the day, then becoming likely in the evening and overnight. Showers overnight with a storm or two possible. Low of 60. A storm could be severe.

South Alabama

A chance of a shower or storm during the day, then showers becoming lastly with storms possible in the later afternoon and evening. High of 76. Showers and storms continue overnight with a low of 62. Some storms could be severe at any time.

Gulf Coast

Showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe with tornadoes. High of 74. Showers continue overnight with a low of 60.