Severe Storms Expected to Strike Much of Alabama
Forecasters are predicting severe storms for much of Alabama, but the risk of tornadoes will be relatively low.
The National Weather Service says the main threats from the Thursday afternoon and evening storms will be damaging straight-line winds and large hail.
The storms are expected to fire up ahead of a cold front that will enter northern Alabama early Thursday afternoon and push south into most of the state through the evening hours.
The weather service expects the line of storms to be over far northern Alabama around 3 p.m.; in the Tuscaloosa area by around 6 p.m.; and just south of Montgomery by 9 p.m.