Very high moisture levels are expected to remain in place over the region through Thursday.
The combination of daytime heating and humidity will produce heat index levels over 105 in many locations across the state.
We will be watching for development of showers and thunderstorms along several upper level disturbances near the area today.
A front will drop down Thursday into north Alabama and lead to the development of more scattered to numerous storms across the state.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed Alabama in a marginal risk for severe weather through the day today. This risk will continue into Thursday for areas of the state as well.
The stronger storms will produce strong to perhaps damaging wind gusts, torrential rain, and frequent cloud to ground lightning strikes.