Severe T-Storm Warning: Tuscaloosa/Fayette

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHEASTERN FAYETTE AND NORTH CENTRAL TUSCALOOSA COUNTIES…

AT 539 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONTINUED TO INDICATE A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING NICKEL SIZE HAIL…AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR NEW
LEXINGTON…OR ABOUT 17 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FAYETTE. THIS STORM WAS
NEARLY STATIONARY.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO WINDHAM
SPRINGS…WHITSON…BOLEY SPRINGS AND BERRY

HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF NICKELS HAS BEEN REPORTED WITH THIS STORM. IF
YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THE STORM…TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT
LIFE AND PROPERTY.

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Severe T-Storm Warning: Jefferson County

* UNTIL 530 PM CDT

* AT 449 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
  THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING
  WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MOUNTAIN
  BROOK…AND MOVING NORTHWEST AT 5 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
  HOMEWOOD…KINGSTON…BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT…U.A.B. CAMPUS…KETONA
  LAKES…TARRANT…B.J.C.C….LEGION FIELD…BIRMINGHAM
  FAIRGOUNDS…ENSLEY…VILLAGE CREEK AVENUE W…FORESTDALE AND MINOR

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS…CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS.
REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

Tuesday Afternoon Update: 4:19 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm popped up near the City of Tuscaloosa and this storm produced frequent cloud to ground lightning and dangerous straight-line winds. The storm is rather small, but it is packing quite a punch. I expect this storm to slowly drift towards the highway 69 corridor.

Isolated thunderstorms have been the story for today and with little rain, temperatures have been above average. Highs have been near 97 degrees, with heat index values ranging between 100 and 105. The storms will diminish tonight, with lows dropping into 70s. Tomorrow will be another hot day, but I do think thunderstorms will be more numerous by the afternoon. Highs tomorrow should remain in the lower 90s.

We’re still monitoring a low pressure trough in the northern Gulf. Also, there is a disturbance approaching from the northwest. These features will help to bring a good chance for a shower or thunderstorm, as the ridge will lessen its grip on Alabama. You can expect a partly to mostly cloudy sky for Thursday and Friday, with a good chance for a passing shower or thunderstorm. Some of the storms may be severe, with gusty straight line winds. The additional clouds and better coverage of rain will help to keep our temperatures in the lower 90s. Some spots may only reach highs in the 80s. By Saturday a front will setup shop over south Alabama and this will be the greatest focus for thunderstorms development. At this point, I’m expecting more sunny periods for our first weekend of August, with isolated afternoon thunderstorm development.

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Severe T-Storm Warning: Tuscaloosa & Hale Until 3:30 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EXTREME NORTHEASTERN HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…TUSCALOOSA…NORTHPORT…HOLT…

* UNTIL 330 PM CDT

* AT 303 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MCFARLAND
MALL…OR 8 MILES SOUTH OF HOLT…AND MOVING NORTHWEST AT 11 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
MCFARLAND MALL BY 325 PM CDT…
UNIVERSITY MALL…UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA…TUSCALOOSA AND HOLT BY
330 PM CDT…

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME
DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.