Severe Weather Possible for our Area on Thursday

A few strong, somewhat SEVERE thunderstorms will be possible across the northern half of Alabama on Thursday.

According to forecasters – those strongest storms could contain wind gusts of up to 60 mph – as well as heavy rainfall.  Localized flooding will be possible.  The most likely time for storms will be Thursday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has placed the northern half of Alabama in a Level 1 out of 5 risk for severe weather Thursday.  A Level 1 means that isolated severe storms will be possible. The weather service stated that clusters of rainfall, and storms, are expected to form just north of Alabama, and then move into the state either Thursday afternoon or evening, and a few could reach severe limits during that timeframe.

Forecasters added that more rounds of rain and storms will be possible Friday with threats for damaging wind gusts and heavy rainfall,  So far – however – the Storm Prediction Center has not put any part of Alabama in a severe weather risk for Friday.


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