Early morning analysis shows a northward advancing warm front that's already sparking shower and storm development along parts of the Gulf Coast. Once this warm front passes, muggy air settles in and storm chances increase!
Here's a look at the set up this afternoon. Warm front stretches across central Alabama and numerous showers and storms develop. Most of the activity will be focused across west Alabama. The I-65 corridor stands a slight chance for wet weather late this afternoon and into the early evening hours. Driest weather sets up across east Alabama.
Simulated radar snap shots for today show storm development southwest of Tuscaloosa as early as 12pm. More numerous showers and storms will continue to form and impact west Alabama through 4pm. Some of the activity will drift eastward and impact the I-65 corridor between 4pm-7pm. Most of the activity diminishes by the time it reaches east Alabama.
A storm cluster across Texas today arrives in Alabama on Memorial Day. Expect wet weather across west Alabama during the morning hours. Showers and storms then shift eastward and impact the central portion of the Fox 6 viewing area by the early afternoon. Areas to the east should expect rain and storms by 4pm.
The active pattern continues into Tuesday with another round of showers and storms. The storms that develop may grow to severe levels. The Storm Prediction Center has a large portion of the Fox 6 viewing area under a slight risk. The strongest storms will be capable of producing gusty winds and hail and a low end tornado threat.
We'll monitor storm development and update you throughout each day as to location, strength and movement on social media and on Fox 6 as necessary.
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Thanks and be safe,
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist