Alabama tornado threat

National Weather Service forecasters say thunderstorms this evening and tomorrow morning could bring large hail and heavy winds to parts of Alabama, and may spawn small tornadoes.

The latest forecasts and models from the NWS show that the highest potential for severe weather in the state will be in the northwest corner of Alabama, in and around the Florence area.

Forecasters say these storms hold the potential for what they describe as "brief, spin-up" tornadoes.

Strong storms are bringing the threat of tornadoes to much of Alabama.

The National Weather Service says there's a marginal threat of twisters for areas near and east of Interstate 65 in Alabama on Monday morning.

Forecasters say the threat will virtually end for areas west of Montgomery by 11 a.m. Monday, as the storms push eastward.

However, the tornado threat will linger into the afternoon hours for Alabama counties near the Georgia state line.