Showers and storms will develop ahead of a cold front later this evening and move into Alabama mainly after Midnight.
A widespread and soaking rain appears likely. It may get noisy as there could be considerable amount of lightning with the storms.
Although some of the storms may be strong late tonight and into Friday morning, no severe storms are forecast at this time.
The activity is expected to linger across the eastern parts of Alabama through much of Friday morning.
Areas along the Gulf Coast may see ongoing convection well into Friday afternoon.
We will look to the west Friday afternoon as a shortwave could cause vigorous thunderstorm development across Mississippi during the evening near a secondary surface low along the stalled front.
As it moves toward Alabama, we will look for a damaging wind threat to develop. Current thinking is the highest threat for damaging winds and hail is across west and northwestern counties from 9 pm Friday to 3 am Saturday.
There are some uncertain factors in the development and movement of the storm system. I’ll be updating the blog as the event unfolds.