After dealing with severe thunderstorms west of I-65 through a good chunk of the late afternoon, things have finally quieted down for North Alabama. We got somewhat lucky up here as the main line of strongest storms took shape out west and dove south into Birmingham through the evening, continuing the swath of damaging wind reports into the Birmingham metro. Here is a look at the radar scan as of 8:45pm:
Notice all the severe thunderstorm warnings are well to our south. There are some scattered t-storms in eastern Jackson, Dekalb, Etowah, and Cherokee Counties that may produce 35-45mph wind gusts and some heavy rain, but the worst of that part of the line of storms died in Limestone/Madison County around 7-730pm.
There have been a huge amount of damaging wind reports out of Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence and Marion Counties in NW Alabama.. ranging from downed trees/power lines to shingles/siding blown off houses. Here is a preliminary roundup of the damaging wind reports (blue dots).. keep in mind, there will be more reports near and southeast of Birmingham as the night progresses.
Tomorrow, the threat for severe weather is pretty low, but it looked that way for today back on Sunday, so stay weather aware and we will have you covered as always.
Here is your 7-day forecast:
- Ari Sarsalari
Twitter – @AriWeather