By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON – Saturday, 7:30 am June 17, 2023
Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will develop mainly over the southern half of the state and move from north to south through the evening. The highest threat of damaging wind gusts, large hail (possibly larger than golf ball) and torrential rain will be generally located near and south of a Livingston – Montgomery – Troy line. The Flood Watch has been extended into Monday for portions of southwest Alabama.
On Sunday, two and possibly three waves of storms will move across the state. Wave one will occur during the early morning hours after sunrise, with wave two during the afternoon and evening. Damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph could affect areas west of I-65. In addition, a third wave is possible with a line of storms moving from north to south across the state after 12 am Monday.
On Monday, we will FINALLY start to see a decrease in “widespread” severe weather but continue to have scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms develop across the state, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A couple of storms could produce damaging wind gusts and hail to quarter size.
Unfortunately, the unsettled patter continues through all of next week with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms each day.