By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON – Wednesday, 6:00 am August 9, 2023
Two waves of storms are forecast to affect the state this afternoon and overnight, with the greatest threat and coverage near and north of I-20.
A potent upper-level system will move across the region from this afternoon through this evening. Near and north of I-20, a few discrete supercells could form as well as clusters of storms. All modes of severe weather are possible, including a couple of tornadoes.
South of I-20, a few thunderstorms and a couple of damaging wind gusts are possible, but this will be isolated, and many locations will remain dry.
Then, another line of storms will enter the northern sections of the state around 12 am and move slowly southward during the night. A few damaging wind gusts are possible north of I-20 prior to 8 am.
A few storms across the northern half of the state may produce a couple of damaging wind gusts Thursday afternoon into early evening, but widespread severe weather is not forecast.