There has been an update to the Severe Weather Outlook for portions of Alabama. Yesterday, a good amount of the Yellowhammer state was under a marginal risk area. Today, the Storm Prediction Center has revised it to a small portion of Alabama under a marginal risk. The marginal risk area covers Northeastern Texas into extreme West Alabama.

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James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist, lets us know that “rain is widespread early this morning north of I-20, over the northern third of the state. The rain will slowly diminish later this morning, and by afternoon most of the state will be dry with showers near and north of the Tennessee River.”

Here is the good news; we made it to the end of the week. Also, this weekend is shaping up to be one of the warmest weekends yet. The expectation is temperature highs will continue between the mid to upper 70s.

We are days away from the start of our severe weather season, March through May. I am currently monitoring the potential for strong storms and heavy rain for early next week. More to come if that shapes up to have the possibility to become a severe weather event.

Don’t forget that “Alabama will hold its 10th annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.” It will take place “Friday, February 26, 20201, at 12:01 am and ends on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 12 midnight,” according to the National Weather Service Birmingham.

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