All modes of severe weather will be possible!
Threats in order of probability:
1. Damaging winds in excess of 60 mph
2. Hail up to 1" in diameter
3. Isolated tornadoes
As of now, here's a look at the rough timing of strong to severe storms on Thursday.
Timing could change but at least this gives you a rough idea as to when you need to be weather aware and have a plan ready to implement if a warning were to be issued for your location.
I expect after school activities will be impacted and so plan accordingly.
Storms will start impacting west Alabama after 12pm and intensify as they track eastward with time. East Alabama may actually see the strongest storms this go around than compared to previous events.
WEST ALABAMA NEEDS TO BE WEATHER ALERT BY 12PM:
I-65 CORRIDOR NEEDS TO BE AWARE NO LATER THAN 3PM:
EAST OF I-65 NEED TO BE WEATHER AWARE NO LATER THAN 5PM:
The storm system that will impact Alabama on Thursday is just now taking shape across the western United States.
Models are getting an even better sample of this system and will get the best sample on Wednesday.
That means there is still room for change regarding timing and strength and we urge you to check back for additional updates.
This is not expected to be an outbreak, just your traditional threat for strong to severe storms!
As we know, all it takes is one storm to cause big problems and this set up still needs to be taken seriously.
Enjoy the quiet weather the next two days,
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorologist