Hot and Humid Conditions With Widespread Thunderstorms Today

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.  

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