Cumulus clouds are building quickly across the state and some have already developed into showers. We'll continue to see isolated to widely scattered showers and storms developing this afternoon and early evening before dissipating.
The coverage of showers and storms will be greatest to the east of I-65. The strongest of the storms will be capable of producing wind gusts over 40 mph. That's strong enough to cause damage to tree limbs. Storms will also be heavy rainfall and frequent lightning producers.
The most extreme air is still poised to stay west of Alabama.
Due to the cumulative effects of heat and humidity the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat Advisory through 9pm. Areas north and east of Birmingham will not quite meet the advisory criteria but will be nearly as hot.
Stay cool and hydrated,
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorologist