By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON – Sunday, 1:15 pm, June 18, 2023
A cluster of strong to severe thunderstorms will move across the southern portions of the state through late afternoon. Damaging wind gusts and large hail are the main threats.
Another line or large clusters of storms will enter western Alabama after 8 pm and move southward through the night. Currently, it is expected that the severe threat will diminish across the southern half of the state sometime near daybreak on Monday. Once again, damaging winds and large hail are the main threats, but a couple of tornadoes will also be possible east of I-65 and north of I-20.
On Monday, scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are forecast to develop statewide, with a few damaging wind gusts and hail from 1 pm – 9 pm. The greatest risk of severe weather will occur across the southern half of the state where the atmosphere will be most unstable.
On Tuesday, the state will finally start to see an overall decrease in severe storms, but several storms could produce gusty winds from 40-60 mph.