It's sunny right now, but things are changing quickly. There was a bit of a red sky this morning and you know the old saying - Red Sky in the Morning Sailors Taking Warning. There is some truth to that.
We are expecting some severe storms this afternoon. The timeframe is between 2pm and 7pm. Currently, the location most favored for severe development is north of I-20. It does not look like tornadoes will be likely with this system, but damaging straight line winds and hail.
The NAM is showing the lifted index approaching a -8 across Alabama. This is a good indicator for strong storms. Remember - anything negative is considered unstable. I'm also seeing CAPE at over 1500 j/kg during the afternoon.
Once the front passes - expect some dramatically colder air and blustery conditions to follow. Winds will likely gust over 25-30mph Wednesday with temperatures falling into the 30s during the evening. Get ready for frost by Thursday morning.
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist