Line of Strong to Severe Storms Moving Across the State Through Early Thursday

By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency

CLANTON – Wednesday 7:00 pm, April 13, 2022

A long line of thunderstorms stretching from Indiana through Louisiana this evening will continue to move eastward overnight.  A timing graphic is shown above for when severe weather is possible across specific areas of Alabama. 

One or two tornadoes are possible north of I-20 and west of I-65, and there could be areas of 60-70 mph damaging straight-line winds and quarter-size hail within both the Enhanced (orange shaded) and Slight Risk (yellow shaded) areas.   

The good news is the line of storms will be weakening as it moves through the state, especially once it reaches east of I-65 and south of I-85.  As the line approaches a Gadsden – Montgomery – Mobile line, only isolated straight-line winds near 60 mph are expected.  

Keep up to date with the latest forecasts from a reliable source and have your action plan in place ahead of any severe weather.  For more information about developing a plan, go to https://ready.gov/tornadoes

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