We're in a weather pattern with one round of active weather after another. Severe storms are again possible across our area this afternoon and evening. Instability values could reach over 2,000 j/kg based on some model data. Temperatures this afternoon will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s. This would allow for some intense updrafts supporting the development of large hail. It appears the best chance for severe storms will come after 1pm and continue through 10pm. Models are suggesting conditions are not as favorable for tornado development. However, some storms could produce some gusty winds over 60mph.
Where: Greatest risk for strong to severe storms West of I-65 - especially in Marion, Winston, Lamar, Fayette, and Walker Counties.
Impacts: Winds over 30mph with some storms possibly producing winds over 60mph. Large hail is possible up to 1.5" in diameter.
Timing: 1PM through 10pm.
Call to Action: Be weather aware this afternoon and evening. If you have a garage or shelter, park you car inside because of the hail threat. Make sure you have several ways to receive weather alerts including the WBRC First Alert Weather app.
What's Next? Forecast models are also indicating more thunderstorms coming up late Thursday. The primary threat will be gusty straight-line winds. Greatest potential for stronger storms appears late afternoon and evening. The best day this week for outdoor plans will be Wednesday.
WBRC First Alert Chief Meteorologist