This morning has started off active with a Tornado Watch issued for southeastern sections of Alabama through 2pm this afternoon. Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are possible through the morning hours.
Additional showers and heavy rain are moving along the I-20 and I-59 corridors over north and northeastern areas of the state. We don’t expect to see severe weather in these regions this morning.
Once the morning convection moves east, we expect daytime heating to begin to kick in across the area.
The coverage and intensity of storms is expected to increase this afternoon as the atmosphere becomes unstable and an upper lever disturbance approaches from the southwest.
Large hail, damaging winds and frequent lightning will be the primary threats with this activity.
SPC has indicated a large ‘slight risk’ of severe weather for much of the southeast including Alabama. An ‘enhanced’ risk is noted just west of the state. These areas may be fine-tuned as the day progresses.
A final round of strong to severe thunderstorms is expected very late this evening and early Monday morning as a complex of storms spreads eastward from the Lower Mississippi Valley Region.
We advise folks to have multiple resources to receive severe weather information for the rest of the day into early Monday morning.