By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON – Monday, 8:00 am, June 19, 2023
A frontal boundary near the Alabama/Florida state line will aid in producing scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms through the rest of the morning in far south Alabama, some of which will be capable of damaging winds, hail, and torrential rain. In addition, a tornado or two is also possible.
During the afternoon, additional thunderstorm development will occur south of I-20/59, with the highest concentration of storms and greatest severe weather threat south of a Livingston – Montgomery – Auburn line from 12 pm – 8 pm. Once again, damaging wind gusts and hail will be the main threats.
On Tuesday, the state will finally start to see an overall decrease in severe storms, but there still could be several that produce gusty winds from 40-60 mph in far south AL.
Unfortunately, the unsettled weather pattern will continue through at least Friday with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms mainly during the afternoons and evenings. It is not out of the question for several storms each day to produce damaging wind gusts from 40-60 mph, but the severe threat is currently forecasted to be isolated and not widespread.
On top of all the severe weather portions of the state have received for more than a week, there is tropical activity brewing in the Atlantic! A tropical depression will form in the central Atlantic later today and this could reach the vicinity of the eastern Caribbean Sea by this weekend with additional strengthening possible. Another wave in the eastern Atlantic has a 40% chance of tropical formation during the next seven days.