Strong Storms Now Affecting Chilton, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Shelby, & Bibb Counties

| May 22, 2020 @ 6:56 pm

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WESTERN CHILTON…EAST CENTRAL
TUSCALOOSA…SOUTHWESTERN SHELBY…EASTERN BIBB AND SOUTHWESTERN
JEFFERSON COUNTIES UNTIL 715 PM CDT…

At 636 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from Oak Grove to near Brierfield Ironworks Park to
Parnell. Movement was northeast at 45 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include…
Southwestern Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Bessemer,
Homewood, Pelham, Helena, Hueytown, Calera, Fairfield, Clanton,
Montevallo, Jemison, Pleasant Grove, Midfield, Adamsville, Brighton,
Indian Springs Village and Lipscomb.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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