A mesoscale convective complex (MCS) is moving southeast out of Tennessee this morning. This sets northeast Alabama up for a stormy start to the day. Strong gusty winds will be possible with any of these storms.
This MCS will lay out a boundary for the development of more storms later today as well. Daytime heating is expected to interact with the boundary and additional activity northwest of the state.
The Storm Prediction Center has much of north Alabama under the standard slight risk of severe weather for today. The greatest threat will be from this afternoon into the evening hours. The greatest threat from these storms will be damaging straight-line winds.
We will again have to watch Friday as multiple short wave troughs move through the area. This will provide another risk for strong storms.