Stay Weather Aware: Possible Severe Weather Friday in Central, West Alabama
We are closely monitoring a system that will bring the potential for severe weather on Friday, March 18, 2022, for Central and West Alabama. As always, please check back for any weather updates as information changes.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued the following highlights.
All of Central Alabama
Friday morning and afternoon
Damaging winds up to 60 mph
According to James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist noted that “we have a complex setup for Alabama Friday. An MCS (mesoscale convective system) is expected to pass through Friday morning; the highest severe weather potential is over the southern half of the state, where storms could produce strong winds and a tornado or two. Then, more storms could form along a cold front late Friday afternoon into the evening hours; a few of those storms could be strong, possibly severe with potential for high wind gusts. SPC has defined a "slight risk" (level 2/5) of severe thunderstorms Friday for areas south of a line from Thomasville to Prattville to Lafayette. North of that line, the rest of the state is in a "marginal risk" (level 1/5).