By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON – Friday, 6:40 am June 16, 2023
A small but potent line of severe thunderstorms will enter southwest Alabama around 7 am and move into the Florida Panhandle/northern Gulf of Mexico by 10 am. This has prompted a Severe Thunderstorm Watch. Damaging straight-line winds, hail and torrential rain are the main threats.
Redevelopment of isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected across much of the state this afternoon, lasting into late evening. Once again, damaging straight-line winds, hail and torrential rain are the threats. A Flood Watch is in effect for portions of south AL until 7 pm.
On Saturday, scattered to numerous thunderstorms are forecast to develop across the state, with the greatest threat of damaging winds and hail across the southern sections.
On Sunday, yet another wave of storms is forecast to enter the state mid to late afternoon and continuing into the overnight hours. Confidence on the exact timing of this system is currently low.