Latest on severe weather moving through Alabama - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Latest on severe weather moving through Alabama

Posted: Updated:
Approximate arrival times of squall line with threats of damaging straight line winds and large hail. Approximate arrival times of squall line with threats of damaging straight line winds and large hail.

Latest update from James Spann on the ABC 33/40 Weather Blog:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 9:00 p.m: Doesn't really matter where you live, all of North and Central Alabama will have to deal with storms over the next several hours.

As stated here earlier, the main threats are large hail and damaging wind… see the hail earlier this afternoon that came down at Hackleburg (photo from @bigcountry0915). You can watch video of the hail in Hackleburg here.


Also getting some reports of wind damage and power lines down in Marion County around Hamilton as I write this.

Here is the radar at 2:15pm…

Screen Shot 2013-03-18 at 2.16.15 PM

The line of storms will move steadily to the southeast for the rest of the afternoon. While a storm could pop up an ANY time (strong storms are now in progress over East Alabama well ahead of the line)… the main band will arrive in these places (approximate times)…

Jasper/Cullman 2:45-3:15
Tuscaloosa/Birmingham 3:15-3:45
Anniston/Gadsden 3:45-4:15

ALL of Alabama will be impacted by showers and storms over the next 6-8 hours. No need to ask about a specific county… everybody gets wet.

The storms in the line are capable of producing hail stones to the size of golf balls, and winds that can gust higher than 50 mph. All counties ahead of the line are under severe thunderstorm warnings.

The tornado threat, while not zero, is small.

The rain will end from west to east tonight as cooler air moves in.

REST OF THE WEEK: The weather looks cool and dry tomorrow through Thursday. A good chance we see a light freeze early Thursday morning. Rain moves back into the state Friday.

WET WEEKEND: For now the weekend looks wet with periods of rain both Saturday and Sunday. There will be some breaks in the rain, but it could rain at any time both days. We will struggle to reach the low 60s over the weekend due to clouds and rain. And, on Sunday, some evidence of a cold core upper low moving overhead, and you know the issues those can bring. More on this tomorrow morning.

And, next week looks pretty cold for late March with potential for at least one or two mornings will sub-freezing temperatures.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don't forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40. We will produce this week's show tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. CDT.

CONNECT: You can find me on all of the major social networks…

Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus

Look for frequent updates through the evening…

StormAlert Radar

Updates every 5 minutes


  • Central Alabama NewsMore>>

  • Ex-band director at T.R. Miller High arrested on charges he had sex with students

    Ex-band director at T.R. Miller High arrested on charges he had sex with students

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:14:07 GMT
    A band director who just started a new job in Georgia appeared before a judge Friday on charges he had sex with several students at his former high school in Alabama.More >>
    A band director who just started a new job in Georgia appeared before a judge Friday on charges he had sex with several students at his former high school in Alabama.
    More >>
  • Civil rights protesters march at state capitol

    Civil rights protesters march at state capitol

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:22:20 GMT
    More than 20 people, including civil rights leaders and ministers, have marched around the state Capitol and Statehouse in the first day of a seven-day protest that stretches across the Southeast.Democratic state Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma says the marchers in Alabama are joining those in North Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Virginia to protest attacks on civil and human rights.The Alabama group marched around the Capitol and Statehouse in hot, humid weather Frida...More >>
    More than 20 people, including civil rights leaders and ministers, have marched around the state Capitol and Statehouse in the first day of a seven-day protest that stretches across the Southeast.Democratic state Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma says the marchers in Alabama are joining those in North Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Virginia to protest attacks on civil and human rights.The Alabama group marched around the Capitol and Statehouse in hot, humid weather Frida...More >>
  • Man charged in funeral home theft

    Man charged in funeral home theft

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:38:34 GMT
    Jerry William Duke charged with two counts of third degree burglaryJerry William Duke charged with two counts of third degree burglary
    A Shelby County man is in custody after police say he stole from the same funeral home twice. 32-year-old Jerry William Duke has been charged with two counts of third degree burglary. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the funeral home in both instances.The two break ins occurred at the Midway Memory Gardens funeral home off of Alabama Highway 21 in Talladega County. Captain John McCoy with Talladega police confirm that Jerry Duke broke into the main building of the funeral home...More >>
    A Shelby County man is in custody after police say he stole from the same funeral home twice. 32-year-old Jerry William Duke has been charged with two counts of third degree burglary. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the funeral home in both instances.The two break ins occurred at the Midway Memory Gardens funeral home off of Alabama Highway 21 in Talladega County. Captain John McCoy with Talladega police confirm that Jerry Duke broke into the main building of the funeral home...More >>
  • Birmingham Area NewsMore>>

  • Big turnout at bone marrow drive for Jefferson County deputy battling cancer

    Big turnout at bone marrow drive for Jefferson County deputy battling cancer

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:51:07 GMT
     The people who Sgt. Randy Nash spent his life serving - are now helping him in record numbers.More >>
     The people who Sgt. Randy Nash spent his life serving - are now helping him in record numbers.More >>
  • Friday Night Blitz coverage lineup for Week 1

    Friday Night Blitz coverage lineup for Week 1

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:25:25 GMT
    See the Game of the Week and other notable matchups to be covered on Friday Night Blitz...More >>
    See the Game of the Week and other notable matchups to be covered on Friday Night Blitz...
    More >>
  • Nearly 14,000 Alabamians waiting on state tax refunds

    Nearly 14,000 Alabamians waiting on state tax refunds

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:51:41 GMT
    Nearly 14,000 Alabamians are still waiting to get overdue tax refunds. Alabama's Revenue Commissioner blames the delay on a computer system designed to catch thieves.The delay is a bad thing for some taxpayers, but state leaders believe the delay is worth it.More >>
    Nearly 14,000 Alabamians are still waiting to get overdue tax refunds. Alabama's Revenue Commissioner blames the delay on a computer system designed to catch thieves.The delay is a bad thing for some taxpayers, but state leaders believe the delay is worth it.
    More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...