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Storms possibly headed to Alabama Thursday night into Friday morning


An active weather pattern sets up across the Central Plains this week. The culprit is currently sitting off the California coast and will make a slow track across the U.S. over the next several days. The Midwest is expecting rounds of severe storms on Wednesday and Thursday. The activity brushes northwest Alabama by Thursday night.

There's a slight risk for severe storms on Thursday night into Friday morning and the area includes Marion, Winston, Lamar and parts of Pickens, Fayette, Walker and Cullman counties. Storms will likely be weakening as they arrive, just like last Friday night into Saturday morning. The best chance for storms is by 3 a.m. Friday across west Alabama and 8 a.m. Friday across Central Alabama.

Thankfully the storms are arriving late and when the atmosphere isn't as unstable. As the atmosphere tries to recover and with plenty of wind energy around, some re-strengthening is possible before noon on Friday. We'll have to monitor storms closely. Any change in timing and speed could mean the difference between weak and strong storms.

With the storm system still over water, data is sparse. Once it moves over land, we'll get a better sample of it and can be more specific regarding what to expect when the activity finally gets here. Overall, we are not expecting the kind of wild weather the Midwest will experience through Thursday. We'll continue to keep you updated as we get new information. For a more detailed explanation, be sure to visit our weather blog at

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