A significant severe weather outbreak has been ongoing in the Midwest region and advancing into sections of the Ohio Valley.
We expect the cold front associated with these storms to move east into Alabama. The arrival of the front moving into the area continues to vary by model runs.
At this point, we are forecasting the front to enter northwest Alabama early Friday morning and moving east through the day.
Most of the upper level support with this storm system will stay north of Alabama, and this will help to reduce the risk of widespread severe weather.
There will be enough shear associated with the storms in northwest Alabama to support strong and possibly severe storms.
Damaging wind gusts and hail will be possible with the line. As the front moves east, shear is forecast to weaken as the main upper level dynamics move away from the region.
SPC has placed the northwest corner of the state under a slight risk of severe weather. A smaller area is under the Enhanced Risk for Thursday night into Friday morning.
We will be watching the system and provide further updates. If you are on Twitter…feel free to follow me for additional updates.