Yesterday, June 25, marked the hottest day of the year in Tuscaloosa and numerous other cities across Alabama.

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Today, temperatures are expected to soar into the high 90s, with some areas potentially reaching 100 degrees. Also, we have the possibility of strong to severe storms in portions of the Yellowhammer State.

Risk Areas

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk for strong to severe storms in far west-central Alabama, with a marginal risk for areas generally along and west of Interstate 65.

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Alabamians can expect active weather “this afternoon and evening between 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.,” said the National Weather Service in Birmingham.

Probable Threats

The concern from the potential activity this afternoon and evening is from damaging winds up to 60 mph.

James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said the “main threat will come from strong straight-line winds and small hail; there is no tornado threat.”

“The chance of any one spot getting wet today is 40/50 percent,” said Spann.

Is There Any Relief Headed Our Way?

The short answer is “somewhat.” Tomorrow, heat levels will decrease, with highs ranging from 89 to 94 degrees, which is still warm, but compared to 100 degrees, you might be able to tell a difference. Also, there is another chance for afternoon through the evening showers and storms.

Mary K – Weather Forecaster for Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa

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