Round One Of Two Severe Weather Rounds Underway

By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency

CLANTON – Friday 9:45 am, March 18, 2022

Round 1

A line of thunderstorms has moved across much of the state with severe weather, including a couple of tornadoes still possible south of a Livingston – Montgomery – Auburn line (Hwy 80/ I-85).  In addition, very heavy rainfall of 1-2 inches with some spots possibly receiving 3-4 inches could produce flash flooding.  North of this area, the severe threat has ended.

Round 2

The severe weather threat will be highly conditional if the atmosphere can destabilize after this morning’s rain.  If so, a  few supercell thunderstorms could develop anywhere in the state except for the southeast portions with all modes of severe weather possible, including tornadoes.  This will not be a widespread event, but storms will be potent where they occur.

Stay tuned to this developing event and keep up-to-date with the latest forecasts from a trusted source.  Make sure you can receive severe weather warnings from at least two methods, one of which is NOT an outdoor siren.  We are now in the heart of our spring severe weather season, with more severe storms likely next Tuesday into Wednesday.

Now is the time to either check your action plan or to develop one.  Go to for more information.