We are closely watching a storm system that will be moving across our coverage areas starting on Thursday night through Friday afternoon. The expectation is that these storms will be strong to severe in nature.

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James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “the broad window for heavier thunderstorms will run from midnight Thursday night through 6:00 p.m. Friday; we should be able to narrow this down more tomorrow as we get within range of the high-resolution models. The main threat with the heavier storms during this period will come from strong straight-line winds and hail... the tornado threat looks low for now based on forecast wind profiles.”

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

National Weather Service in Birmingham Highlights


All of Central Alabama


Thursday night through Friday afternoon


Damaging winds to 60 mph

Quarter sized hail

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has given North and West Alabama a "marginal risk" which is level 1 out 5 for severe thunderstorms. Spann noted that this “runs through 7 am CT Friday. For now, they have not defined a risk beyond 7 am Friday due to model uncertainty.”

There will be more weather details to come as we approach Thursday.

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