Severe weather possible Monday in Alabama: What to know
Several rounds of storms are expected today and Monday in Alabama, some of which could be severe.
The National Weather Service said damaging winds, tornadoes, hail and heavy rain will all be possible with each round of storms.
Strong to severe storms have already been reported across parts of southwest Alabama as of Sunday afternoon. More will be possible this evening.
The Storm Prediction Center was monitoring parts of central and southern Alabama on Sunday and said a tornado watch may become necessary:
The weather service has also become more concerned about heavy rain. Some parts of the state could reach 2 to 3 inches through Monday night:
Earlier today the Weather Service issued a flood watch for part of central, northern and eastern Alabama:
NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center maintains a Level 2 of 5 severe weather risk for Alabama for today. It includes much of western and central Alabama.
A Level 2 risk means isolated severe storms will be possible.
Most of the state — except for part of northern Alabama — is at a Level 1 risk today, meaning isolated severe storms will be possible.
The weather service noted that some storms will be possible overnight, so Alabamians are urged to have two reliable ways to get weather warnings that can wake them up if a severe storm is headed their way.
More storms will be possible through Monday, and the Storm Prediction Center has expanded the Level 2 out of 5 severe weather risk to cover more of the state.
Almost all of the rest of Alabama will also face Level 1 risk on Monday.
The weather service noted that the probability of a storm on Monday is uncertain because it is unclear whether the atmosphere can recover from Sunday’s storms. However, in its latest forecast update, SPC added more of the state to the Level 2 risk area.
Here’s the severe weather forecast for Monday:
Rain and storms are expected to move from Alabama from west to east during the day Monday, and weather is expected to be drier and cooler on Tuesday.
The weather service expects temperatures to warm some during the week before the next chance of rain, and perhaps some storms, arrives next weekend.
Here’s what National Weather Service offices from across Alabama were thinking Sunday: