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Storms Tonight Over Eastern Alabama, Western Georgia

(Last Updated On: November 30, 2022)

As of 4:00pm ET/3:00pm CT on Tuesday, November 29, with information from the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City, GA and Meteorologist James Spann from ABC 33/40 in Birmingham:

Summary:
In its Day 1 Outlook (effective until 7:00am ET/6:00am CT Wednesday), the Storm Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk (level 2 out of 5) for eastern Alabama from the state line west to Birmingham including Oxford, Anniston, Heflin, Ranburne, and Wedowee. A Marginal Risk (level 1 out of 5) exists from the Georgia/Alabama state line east beyond Atlanta. The highest levels of severe weather remain west of I-65 in Alabama over into Mississippi.

The Day 2 Outlook, beginning at 7:00am ET/6:00am CT Wednesday places the areas of eastern Alabama and western Georgia south of I-85 in a Marginal Risk (level 1 out of 5) for severe weather, primarily for the morning hours.

Primary Hazards:

  • For eastern Alabama:
    • Tornadoes possible
    • Damaging winds up to 60 MPH
    • Quarter size hail or larger
  • For western Georgia:
    • Gusty winds
    • Periods of heavy rain
    • Frequent lightning strikes
  • While the threat is lower, the same hazards for eastern Alabama above cannot be ruled out.

Timing:
While some showers and thunderstorms will develop ahead of the frontal system passing through, the main line of storms is expected to reach Birmingham around 8:00pm CT and progress through eastern Alabama to the state line through 6:00am CT. As they push through the area they are expected to weaken, reaching western Georgia around 4:00am ET ending by 10:00am ET.

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Kevin is a reporter for The City Menus. A 2007 graduate of the University of West Georgia, he moved out of state briefly before returning to the Carroll County community in 2013. He enjoys seeing and writing about the growth in Carrollton and surrounding communities.