Parts of Tuscaloosa County (including metro Tuscaloosa) are included in an “elevated threat” area by the National Weather Service, with forecasters indicating that the severe weather window is from 3 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Tornadoes, damaging straight line winds (up to 70 mph) and up to golf ball size hail are all possible. In addition, we’re under a “limited threat” Saturday night through Sunday morning, with tornadoes, damaging winds up to 60 mph and quarter size hail all possible.
Now is the time to review your severe weather safety plans, and be sure to check your weather radios. If you need help programming your Midland All Hazards Weather Radio, Northport Fire Rescue has an excellent, detailed post about how to do just that.
Be safe, everyone, and FYI: If you experience a power outage, report it with Alabama Power by calling 1-800-888-2726.