Alabamians Prepare for Possible Tornadoes, Damaging Winds
Here is everything you need to know about the incoming severe weather threat for later tonight into tomorrow so you can be well-informed and prepared.
Alabamians are urged to make sure they do not silence their phones when going to bed tonight. Also, since it has been a while since any significant severe weather be sure you have not muted your apps, so you can receive emergency weather alerts. In addition, be sure you know your safe place and your nearest shelter.
Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Radio Stations
Our team will be on standby tonight into tomorrow morning to bring you necessary weather coverage if any of our coverage areas go under a tornado warning. You can listen to non-stop weather coverage on Praise 93.3, 92.9 WTUG, 95.3 The Bear, METV 97.5, Catfish 100.1, Tide 100.9, ALT 101.7, and 105.1 The Block.
Risk Areas and Levels
There have been some adjustments to the severe weather outlook for our Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa coverage area.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has added a “Slight Risk” which is a level 2 out of 5 areas south and west of a line from Vernon to Northport to Montgomery to Greenville and Andalusia,” said James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist.
Also, that “much of the rest of the state, with the exception of the northeast counties, is in a "marginal risk" (level 1/5).”
Townsquare Media Coverage Areas and Severe Weather Time Frames
As this active weather system tracks toward Alabama, conditions could change and impact the timing. We are closely monitoring to bring you any needed information.
Bibb – 2 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Fayette – 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Greene – 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Hale – 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Lamar – 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Perry – 2 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Pickens – 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Sumter – 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Tuscaloosa – 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Walker – 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Possible Threats from the National Weather Service in Birmingham
- Tornadoes possible
- Damaging winds up to 60 mph
- Non-thunderstorm wind gusts up to 40 mph
- Localized flooding in urban and other poor drainage areas
Where Is the Highest Risk of a Tornado?
The primary concern will be the presence of powerful thunderstorm winds, with
the possibility of an occasional tornado, said Spann. There is a greater chance of a
tornado occurring in the "slight risk" region, which includes portions of West and South
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