Severe Weather Threat Increases for Portions of the State

By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency

CLANTON –Wednesday, 10 am July 13, 2022

A frontal boundary moving from north to south across the state combined with a very unstable atmosphere will result in scattered to numerous thunderstorms this afternoon. 

A few storms will likely produce straight-line wind gusts from 40-60 mph, hail to quarter size, frequent lightning, and very heavy rainfall that could produce flooding in urban areas, especially in the yellow shaded region in the graphic above.  This includes areas around Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Montgomery. 

Concerning tropical activity, due to proximity of the trough of low pressure over the northern Gulf of Mexico and the coastal land areas, there is now no chance of this becoming a tropical storm.  However, periods of very heavy rainfall through the weekend will occur in the southern sections of the state, especially south of Hwy 84 and including Mobile and Baldwin counties.  This could produce significant flooding during the latter part of the week.

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