Tuscaloosa Severe Weather Alert 9pm-6am Tonight/Sunday
Tuscaloosa weather is calm this afternoon, but a surge of heavy rain and storms could bring harsh weather between 9pm and 6am this evening. All types of severe weather will be possible, including tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds and especially hail. Some models have shown the potential for hailstones up to the size of golf balls possible. This round of heavy rain and storms should exit to the northeast by 5 a.m. Sunday morning. The heavy rains could present flooding problems for all of West Alabama. Please stay weather alert...9pm-6am this evening.
From the Desk of Don Hartley....
This next overnight round tonight should begin for us around 9:00 PM and end roughly at 6:00 AM. It is not expected to be as intense as the round earlier this (Saturday) morning. While a quick spin-up tornado cannot be ruled out, the chances are significantly smaller than earlier this morning for tornadic activity. (The new NWSBMX Weather Graphics package is attached below.)
Damaging winds, large hail, flash flooding and tornadoes are all in play from Selma to Montgomery to Auburn and southward but not for our immediate region.
Sunday, there is yet the possibility of another round of severe weather but the greatest impact should be for areas south of Montgomery.
Remember, lots of sunshine and warm temperatures this afternoon could serve to increase upper level atmospheric instability and increase thunderstorm intensities as we move toward the evening hours.