Severe weather threat update for tomorrow Monday, 3-19-2018….

Issued at 6:50 p.m. on 3/18/2018 – Below is the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS in Birmingham along with an updated graphic that describes the threat and timing for tomorrow. The timing is trending for the severe threat to be later in the evening and night time hours.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

650 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018



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650 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Through Tonight.

No hazardous weather is anticipated overnight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday.

Severe storms are likely across all of Central Alabama on Monday, mainly between 4 PM and midnight. These storms will be capable of producing tornadoes, large hail up to the size of tennis balls, and wind gusts to 70 mph. At this time, the threat appears to be slightly higher north of the US Highway 80 and Interstate 85 corridor, but all of Central Alabama should remain aware of the severe thunderstorm potential on Monday and take the appropriate precautionary measures. There is a possibility that this risk may need to be upgraded, so keep up to date on the forecast heading into Monday morning.

Cooler air moving in behind the system will result in the potential for lows at or below freezing across parts of north central Alabama Wednesday night.


Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed into this evening. Activation will be needed Monday afternoon and evening.