Severe Storms, Tornadoes Possible Today; Wind Advisory in Effect Until 6 pm Tonight
Severe weather is possible in West Alabama this afternoon and evening, and The National Weather Service in Birmingham has already issued a Wind Advisory in advance of the approaching cold front.
Tuscaloosa and counties along the Interstate 20/59 corridor have been placed in the NWS' "slight" risk area for this severe weather event. Threats include, but are not limited to, quarter size hail, damaging winds of up to 60 miles per hour, and tornadoes. Fayette, Walker, and Marion counties have been placed in an "enhanced" risk area for storms and could see tornadoes, damaging winds of up to 60 miles per hour, and quarter size hail. The National Weather Service currently projects storms to impact our listening area between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.
A Wind Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. tonight. Sustained winds of 10 to 15 miles per hour will be possible today, with wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.