COMPLEX SETUP: There is a risk of severe weather statewide today as a large scale upper trough approaches from the west. A surface low will be near St. Louis this afternoon, and all of Alabama is in the “warm sector” of the system. While the synoptic scale pattern favors severe storms, the mesoscale features will determine what ultimately happens.
SEVERE WEATHER SETUP: SPC maintains a “moderate” severe weather risk for the northwest corner of Alabama late tomorrow and tomorrow night, with an “enhanced” risk along and west of a line from Huntsville to Carbon Hill to Gordo. Places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and Gadsden are in the standard “slight risk”. There is a “marginal” risk for East and Southeast Alabama.
RADAR CHECK: A line of storms over Mississippi is moving toward West Alabama early this morning… for now they are under severe limits. These storms will move into West Alabama in a few hours, and storms will be possible statewide this afternoon and into the evening hours. With the daytime heating process, the air will […]
STORMY TUESDAY: A deep surface low will move into Canada, but the trailing cold front will creep into Alabama tomorrow bringing showers and thunderstorms. With the surface low and main wind fields well to the north, we don’t anticipate a big severe weather problem, but SPC has pulled a “marginal” risk into West and North Alabama.
ACTIVE WEATHER DAY: This morning a moist, unstable airmass covers Alabama with temperatures and dew points in the 60s; for now the radar is quiet at daybreak with hardly any showers statewide. But, to the north, a line of severe storms is pushing through West Tennessee, and a tornado watch is up for much of […]
RADAR CHECK: A band of showers persists across far North Alabama this afternoon… but much of the state is dry, humid, and very mild with temperatures up in the low 70s in many places. NORTHWEST OF ALABAMA: A significant severe weather event will unfold tonight; a “moderate” severe weather risk is now up for parts […]
THIS AFTERNOON: The sun is breaking through the clouds over Alabama this afternoon, with temperatures generally in the 68-72 degree range. Radar is quiet, but it should light up later tonight with a cold front slicing through the state. SPC now has much of North and Central Alabama in the standard “slight risk” of severe […]
FOGGY START: A dense fog advisory is in effect for much of North, Central, and West Alabama early this morning; otherwise the sky is cloudy, nothing is on radar, and temperatures are between 55 and 60 degrees. A decent part of the day will be dry, and we might even see a few peeks of […]
RADAR CHECK: Widespread rain and thunderstorms are over Alabama this afternoon… thankfully the rain moved in early enough in the day to keep the air stable and mitigate the severe weather threat for the northern half of the state. A tornado watch remains in effect for parts of Southwest Alabama until 6pm… Rain and storms […]
ACTIVE DAY: Showers have formed over West Alabama early this morning in the moist environment across Alabama, and with the approach of an upper trough we expect rain and storms statewide later today. SPC has outlooked most of the state in the standard “slight” risk of severe storms… Still seems like things are a bit […]
WARM FRONT LIFTING NORTHWARD: Low clouds and fog are over North Alabama this afternoon head of a warm front over the central counties of the state. Not much action on radar this afternoon, and any showers tonight should be isolated as the front continues pushing northward into Tennessee. SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL TOMORROW: SPC maintains the […]
SPC has issued a rare “high risk” for the southeast tip of Alabama, over into South Georgia and North Florida… A tornado watch is in effect for far South Alabama until 2p CT… NOTES FOR ALABAMA…. *Highest tornado threat today will be across the southeast part of the state, generally in areas south and east […]
After a very rough morning across Alabama, the storms have shifted into Georgia, an we expect a quiet afternoon with some sun breaking through the clouds and a high in the low 70s. But, another round of severe weather is likely late tonight and early tomorrow as a deep upper low approaches from the west. […]