By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON – Friday 6:30 am, May 6, 2022
A few wind gusts to 60 mph are possible until 7:30 am south of a Greenville – Troy – Eufaula line.
Storm development occurred much farther south overnight than was expected, with a line of storms moving across the southern 1/3 of the state. This first system will exit Alabama around 8 am.
Another upper-level system combined with a surface cold front will produce additional thunderstorm development across the state this morning through mid-afternoon.
It is not completely clear how much the atmosphere will recover from the overnight activity and become unstable later this morning.
At this point, at least scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible, with damaging straight-line winds, hail, and a few tornadoes possible, especially in the Enhanced Risk area (shaded orange in the graphic above).
Dry conditions will occur from Saturday through at least next Thursday.