Showers and thunderstorms have developed this morning over the the Tennessee Valley region of north Alabama.
The threat exist for numerous showers and thunderstorms over north and central sections of the state today. Some of the storms will produce very heavy downpours, frequent lightning and gusty winds.
Areas that receive multiple periods of heavy rain may experience significant ponding of water in poor drainage areas.
Isolated severe storms are possible across parts of north and central Alabama this afternoon and evening (1pm to 8pm), as a strong upper level disturbance approaches from the west.
Western and northwestern counties have the best chance of severe storms, which includes the cities of Hamilton, Double Springs, Vernon, Fayette, Jasper, Carrollton, and Tuscaloosa.
Damaging straight-line winds of up to 60mph are possible, along with large hail. Heavy rainfall will accompany the storms, which will cause ponding of water in poor drainage areas.
This is a low-confidence severe threat at this time, and the forecast depends on where the storms develop off to our west, and the movement of those storms. We’ll keep you updated through the day with the latest, and be sure to check out our latest.