By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON – Thursday, 2:00 pm April 27, 2023
The upper-level disturbance that brought gusty winds, hail, and heavy rain to south Alabama earlier today will just produce moderate to heavy rainfall for the remainder of the afternoon south of I-85 and east of I-65.
An additional upper-level disturbance moving across the Tennessee Valley is expected to produce isolated to scattered thunderstorms late this afternoon through the evening across Alabama. Large hail and straight-line winds (in that order) from 40-60 mph may occur, especially west of I-65 and north of I-20. No severe weather is expected in the far southern and much of the eastern sections of the state.
Another system will bring scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms to the state from late Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. There could be a couple of damaging straight-line wind gusts and hail south of Hwy 80/I-85, but widespread severe weather is not expected.