Sunday Evening Forecast Discussion – 9:30 p.m.

Two storms will impact the area on Tuesday and Wednesday. The first system will bring showers and thunderstorms into north and west Alabama on Tuesday afternoon. The greatest threat for severe thunderstorms will generally be north of a line from Livingston, to Tuscaloosa, to Jasper beginning around 2 p.m. and continuing into the overnight hours. The main threat will be damaging winds and large hail, but confidence is increasing in the threat for isolated tornadoes.

The second storm system will move through on Wednesday. More than one round of severe weather is possible with this system. Isolated storms may develop during the afternoon hours, mainly after 3 p.m. west of Interstate 65, and then transitioning into more of a linear feature that will push across the area in the evening and overnight hours. All modes of severe weather are possible on Wednesday, including tornadoes, straight line winds, large hail and locally heavy rain.

Strong winds are also expected during the day Wednesday ahead of the front and outside of thunderstorm activity. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph along with higher suts up to 35 mph are possible.

Daniel Sparkman
WVUA Weather