Bham Now is closely monitoring the National Weather Service -Birmingham Facebook page and local weather stations for updates on Hurricane Nate.
It does look like Birmingham and Central Alabama will experience some high wind gusts tomorrow once Hurricane Nate makes landfall, according to the NWS Birmingham maps.
The NWS Birmingham is encouraging people to prepare for high winds tomorrow. Here is their Saturday afternoon 3:30pm posting on preparing for Nate.
ATTENTION: Central AL, you still have time to prepare for Nate, but do it NOW! Winds will begin to pick up across the SW counties overnight, and then spread NE across the area thru the day Sunday. There are only some light showers on radar right now. Use this time to bring in or secure any loose/lightweight items in your yard or on your porch, before the heavier rain arrives later today.
– Have more than 1 way to receive weather alerts.
– DO NOT rely solely on outdoor sirens for Tornado Warnings.
– Sub-severe winds (<60 mph) WILL bring down trees & power lines.
– Power outages are likely in areas with highest winds, more sporadic in other areas.
STAY WEATHER AWARE thru Sunday evening!!
Stay Tuned Locally
Locally, all the area’s television stations are closely watching Nate’s path.
Here are links to the local weather forecasts:
WBRC Fox 6
WVTM NBC 13
WIAT CBS 42
What should our friends on the coast expect?
According to the latest information from the National Weather Service and NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, Nate is predicted to be a Category 2 hurricane when it makes landfall on the Gulf Coast. They expect it to come ashore tonight.
Please visit the National Hurricane Center’s website for continuous updates.