Severe Storms Possible Sunday Before a Very Wet Week in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Severe storms are once again in the forecast for West Alabama. Storms will be possible late Sunday afternoon and into the evening hours, and damaging winds of up to 60 miles an hour will be possible along with large hail.
ABC 33/40 and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist James Spann detailed the threat his latest post on the Alabama Weather Blog:
An organized batch of rain and storms over Mississippi will move into West Alabama late Sunday afternoon, and rain and storms are likely for all of the state Sunday night.
SPC has defined a “slight risk” (level 2/5) of severe thunderstorms for area near the Mississippi border Sunday night, with a “marginal risk” as far east as Moulton, Vance, Pine Hill, and Gulf Shores.
The main threat with the storms Sunday night will come from strong gusty winds and small hail. An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out, but isn’t likely. The rain could be heavy at times.
Heavy rainfall is also in the forecast for Tuscaloosa, as up to four inches of precipitation will be possible between Sunday and Thursday:
A moist, unstable airmass will stay in place through much of the week. We will need to mention a chance of showers and thunderstorms on a daily basis Monday through Thursday. Along the way, the rain could be heavy at times, and a few round of strong, possibly severe storms are possible. But, defining the specific windows for the heavier activity is almost impossible to do at this point. Guidance from WPC suggests rain amounts for much of Alabama will be in the 3-5 inch range over the next seven days.
Despite the frequent rainfall, highs in Tuscaloosa will remain in the mid-80's.
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