HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Sunday could be a very dangerous day across Alabama as a whole. An outbreak of severe weather is on the way and the Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, Oklahoma has already included a good chunk of Alabama (including Franklin, Lawerence and Cullman counties in a MODERATE (level 4/5) risk to see widespread severe weather. The remainder of the Valley sits under an ENHANCED risk (level 3/5) to see numerous severe storms.
I wouldn't be surprised when the day two outlook becomes available if a rare, HIGH risk (level 5/5) is added somewhere and it also wouldn't surprise me if more areas of the Valley gets included in a moderate risk. I also don't want you to get caught up on the risk levels. Just know that there is a very high chance to see severe storms on Sunday.
As of right now, there is not a certain time frame on when storms will be impacting certain locations. All I know is that early Sunday a line of showers/thunderstorms will move through (non-severe) and the main line of severe storms will move through starting around 2 PM and will be out of the way around midnight.
As for storm impacts, the tornado threat is relatively high, making it our number one concern. Dangerous, long-track tornadoes are a very high possibility. Flooding and large hail up to the size of golf balls seems to be coming in at a close second. Damaging winds will also be a possibility up to 70 MPH.
Sunday will be a day you will NEED to be weather aware at all times. Make sure you have your safety plan in place and have a way to receive warnings, weather that be a reliable weather app or a NOAA weather radio. Do NOT rely solely on outdoor sirens.
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We will continue to keep you up to date with the very latest.
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