Severe Storms Possible In South Alabama Today

by Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency

CLANTON – Friday, 7:30 am March 17, 2023

A line of showers moving into south Alabama is forecast to intensify into a line of thunderstorms by late morning into the afternoon south of Hwy 80/I-85.  A few damaging wind gusts are the main threat, but a tornado or two are possible east of an Andalusia – Troy – Eufaula line. 

North of Hwy 80/I-85, severe storms will not occur.  Total rainfall across the state will range from 0.5 – 2 inches which will not cause any significant flooding issues.

Low temperatures will be in the lower to middle 30s north of Hwy 80/I-85 Saturday morning.  Low temperatures Sunday morning will be in the middle to upper 20s north of I-20 and upper 20s to lower 30s south of I-20 and north of Hwy 80/I-85.  Low temperatures Monday morning will be in the middle to upper 20s as far south as Hwy 84 in south Alabama with middle 30s along the coast.

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