The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Tornado Watch in effect until 8 p.m. this evening ahead of a line of severe storms that may bring heavy rain, damaging winds, and tornadoes to our area.  The storms are ahead of an advancing cold front and expected to impact West Alabama through 8 p.m. tonight. The graphics from the National Weather Service below show the projected timeline for this storm system, its relative threat levels, and its rain forecast.

NWS Birmingham
NWS Birmingham
NWS Birmingham

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until Sunday morning. Be weather alert this evening--make sure you and your family have a way of receiving warnings and pertinent weather information. We'll bring you the latest information and forecasts from ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann as the situation warrants.