Hazardous Heat Lingers Plus Severe Weather Threat for West, Central Alabama
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Tuscaloosa [AL] till 8:30 PM CDT
A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY THROUGH 815 PM
From the National Weather Service in Birmingham. They have issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Sumter, Tallapoosa [AL] till Jun 16, 2:00 AM CDT
From the National Weather Service in Birmingham. They have issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH (RADAR INDICATED), hail: 1.00 IN (RADAR INDICATED)] for Hale, Tuscaloosa [AL] till 8:00 PM CDT
The official start of summer is Tuesday, June 21 but the Yellowhammer State is already experiencing summer-like temperatures. The Farmer’s Almanac said that “this summer weather is going to be remembered as a hot one nationwide.” Also, Alabama is in the region of “hot, humid, and thundery.”
There is a concern about hazardous heat conditions in West and Central Alabama as hot and humid conditions will continue over the next several days. “Heat indices could rise up to 109 degrees at times,” said the National Weather Service in Birmingham.
Heat Advisory Timeframe Extended Again
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has continued the existing “heat advisory” until Thursday, June 16, until 7 p.m.
Severe Weather Threat
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said “during the heat of the day, random, scattered storms will likely form over the southern 2/3 of the state, and those could pack a punch. SPC maintains a "slight risk" (level 2/5) of severe thunderstorms today mainly for areas south of I-59.”
The potential for these storms could take place between 2 p.m. through 10 p.m. The main concerns are damaging winds, possible quarter-size hail, and cloud-to-ground lightning.
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