Severe Thunderstorms Likely This Evening And Tonight

The SPC has placed a good chunk of Alabama in a slight risk for severe thunderstorms for this afternoon.

All of north and central Alabama are also under a Wind Advisory in advance of the sytem. Winds may gust from 30-40 MPH.

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Current analysis of the model suites indicates that we may be getting 2 waves beginning this afternoon lasting into tonight. Damaging winds will be the primary impact.

Wave 1 arrives around 1:00 PM in northwest Alabama:

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Primary hazard will be damaging winds, although large hail and heavy rain will certainly be possible as well. Little to no tornado threat:

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Wave 2: Around 8:00 PM Tonight

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Re-development will occur behind the first squall line that moves through. The atmosphere looks to be exhausted from the intiail line, but gusty winds will still be possible along with frequent lightning. As the image below shows there doesn’t look to be enough instability for storms to reach severe criteria, except for maybel  in northwest Alabama.

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Primary hazard will turn into a flash flood threat as the swath of thunderstorms moves across areas that received torrential rainfall from the initiall line.