The Townsquare Media Weather Center is keeping you up to date on the possibility of severe weather. A storm system will bring widespread rain and potentially severe weather to the area from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

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Risk Areas

The Storm Prediction Center has defined a "slight risk" (level 2/5) of severe thunderstorms, valid through 6:00 a.m. Saturday. Also, there is a "marginal risk" (level 1/5) which includes almost the rest of the state.

A portion of the Townsquare Media coverage area is split between the slight and marginal risk areas.


Possible Threats

James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said, "This is a somewhat conditional risk; surface-based instability is expected to be very limited, and mainly across the southern quarter of the state."

If severe thunderstorms develop, the main threat will come from strong gusty winds, but a brief, isolated tornado or two can't be ruled out.”

Threat Outlook from the National Weather Service in Birmingham

Damaging winds up to 60 mph

A few brief tornadoes will be possible

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“The heaviest rain and main threat for stronger thunderstorms will come from 9:00 p.m. tomorrow through 9:00 a.m. Saturday,” said Spann.

The forecast is calling for the rain to end from the west by mid to late morning Saturday.

Future Temperature Outlook

There will be a noticeable temperature difference as the high for Sunday will be in the 55-65-degree range.

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