By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON –Saturday, 8 am July 9, 2022
The Excessive Heat Warning for northern AL has been replaced with a Heat Advisory, which also remains in effect across much of the state through 7 pm. Heat Index values will range between 105-112 this afternoon.
A line of showers and thunderstorms moving across the northern sections of Alabama early this morning is forecast to dissipate. Redevelopment of a broken to solid line of storms will occur this afternoon, as well as a few storms developing ahead of the line. Movement will be from north to south. A few wind gusts from 40-60 mph, frequent lightning, and very heavy rainfall with localized flooding will occur before the line dissipates near the coast early Sunday morning. A timing graphic is provided below.
Scattered to numerous storms are forecast mainly during the afternoon and evening hours Sunday – Thursday. The most activity Sunday – Tuesday will be across the southern half of the state and statewide Wednesday – Thursday.
Although a couple of storms each day could produce wind gusts from 40-60 mph, the higher threat will be very heavy rainfall and localized flooding.