According to weather service officials, Tropical Storm Nate is expected to have potentially significant impacts across much of the region. Sustained winds of 25-35 mph may begin on Sunday in the Tuscaloosa area, with conditions worsening as the storm heads northward. Wind gusts could reach 40-60 miles per hour. Heavy rain is also expected.
From the NWS update on Friday afternoon, Oct. 6, specifically for Tuscaloosa:
The City of Tuscaloosa is in an enhanced risk area for wind. We can expect the potential for:
- Wind gusts 40-60 mph
- Scattered power outages
- Numerous trees down
The latest local forecast calls for 1-3 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts.
For updated forecasts, visit weather.gov/bmx.
Be safe, everyone, and FYI: If you experience a power outage, report it with Alabama Power by calling 1-800-888-2726.