Active Weather Likely This Weekend

It seems this time of year there is some kind of event unfolding for the southeast. As we receive information from sources it is important we give plenty of lead time to our followers.

Summary: We’re looking at a potential strong storm system that could bring the potential for some strong to potentially severe thunderstorms to the area Saturday night into Sunday. Behind the storms things could get even more interesting as some of the rain turns into a wintry mix before sunrise. At this time however it looks as though (if) any of the mixed precip will be across northwest Alabama and the higher elevations of northern Alabama. Since temperatures will not be holding to freezing for very long, travel problems are not anticipated however there could be a few slick spots to areas that are shaded.

Saturday Night Severe Weather Potential

This morning’s update from the Storm Prediction Center puts northwest and west Alabama in a Slight Risk for severe thunderstorms Saturday night into Sunday. This includes Muscle Shoals, Florence, Marion and Lamar counties, as well as Gordo and Reform. Certainly that doesn’t mean other areas won’t see any severe weather but these are the areas “most likely” to see any:

It does look as though like storms will come in the form of a line Saturday evening into the night-time hours before tapering off by 3:00 AM Sunday morning. During this time however there is a brief window where rain may become mixed with sleet across northwest Alabama and a gradual trend to the higher elevations is possible elsewhere.

We urge everyone to stay weather aware as this situation may change very quickly. Monitor forecasts from good sources and be sure you are prepared.

Andrew Kratochvil

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