Storms continue to fire and race north and northeastward at 45 mph or more and will impact areas along I-20 from Birmingham to Anniston by 11AM and then the threat for additional activity only increases during the afternoon hours.
Low pressure is really starting to crank across Louisiana and will continue to track northeasterly. As this happens, storms will grow in strength and coverage across Alabama from south to north. Storms will be capable of producing lots of lightning, heavy rainfall and gusty winds. The strongest of the storms could produce damaging winds. The greatest risk for damaging winds and or tornadoes sets up to the south of I-85.
It will be interesting to watch this system evolve this afternoon especially since the HRRR model shows the radar looking like this by 3pm. There could be some embedded strong to severe storms if this simulation actually develops. Either way, the greatest instability will be south during this time frame.
We'll continue to monitor storm development and update you throughout the day.
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist