MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Clusters of thunderstorms will push from west to east across the state Tuesday, bringing a risk of isolated pockets of wind damage, some hail and perhaps a tornado or two to the southern half of Alabama.
The timeline opens around 9am in west Alabama, then shuts down around 4pm in southeast Alabama. The overall risk level is low, but low does NOT mean zero.
You know the drill - you need multiple, reliable ways of getting weather warnings. And, you need to know AHEAD of time where you’ll go if a tornado warning is issued for your area.
And, in this age of social distancing, if you go to a community storm shelter, it’s important that you call AHEAD early tomorrow. Some shelters may not be open or available! Call your county EMA, they will be able to point you towards the closest available storm shelter. ADPH guidelines suggest that you should still go to a storm shelter if under a tornado warning. But, it’s still important to practice good hygiene and do all you can to minimize your exposure to the virus.
Noticeably cooler air sweeps into the state after this system. Highs will be in the upper 60s on Wednesday and lower to middle 70s on Thursday under mostly sunny skies.
Temperatures warm back into the upper and lower 80s by the upcoming weekend with a small chance at a few scattered showers or storms on Saturday.