Strong to Severe Storms Tuesday, Weather Update – Monday Update 4:55pm

A good Monday afternoon to you! Showers and storms will increase in our area this evening and tonight. Rain will become heavy at times tonight and on Tuesday. There will be a chance of some strong to severe storms in the area tomorrow afternoon through tomorrow night. Above is a map of the time-frame and weather expected in your area.

Areas north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham will likely see the risk of heavy rain and some strong storms. The main risk of anything becoming severe will occur near and south of Tuscaloosa. This is where instability will be a little higher. Instability, shear and lift will create the chance of damaging winds and an isolated tornado. I don’t expect a major severe weather risk, but you will need to stay severe weather alert incase a storm goes tornadic near your area. Remember, it only takes one tornado in the wrong spot to cause some big issues. We will have to watch the radar close tomorrow evening and night incase instability increases a little more than expected. At this point, I expect this to be a minor event. The best chance of organized severe weather will happen along the coast.

Showers will continue behind the front on Wednesday. Temperatures will gradually cool into the 50s through Wednesdsay. A secondary cold front will bring the really cold air on Thursday and Friday. Look for highs in the 40s all day!

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Monday Morning Forecast Update, Rain and Strong Storms Ahead – 10:20am Update

A good Monday morning to you! Strong storms are developing over Mississippi this morning and are moving northeast. Expect an increase in showers and storms after lunch, with some becoming strong. There is no risk of tornadoes today, but an isolated storm may produce gusty winds or hail. Heavy rain will be the primary concern this evening and tonight. A stationary front is located just north of the interstate at this hour. This will serve as a focal mechanism for showers and storms through the day. It will not rain all day, non-stop. The activity will remain scattered through this evening.

Rain will continue to increase in coverage tonight and on Tuesday. As a strong short wave trough moves right over central Alabama late Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night, a surface low will develop just northwest of the area. The surface low will help to enhance shear over our area. Instability will be lacking with this system, but there may be just enough instability to cause some issues with a couple of severe storms. The main risk will be from hail and damaging winds. An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out, especially southwest and south of Tuscaloosa. The best chance of that would happen after 3pm and last through 3am or so. Stay severe weather alert incase a storm grows out of hand. While this doesn’t look like a major threat, it only takes one storm in the wrong place to cause some big problems. We’ll keep a close eye on instability values and radar trends through tomorrow evening and night.

Cooler air will return later on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. After showers move out Wednesday morning, we’ll go dry for a couple of days.

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