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Strong Storms Possible Across North Alabama Tonight

| May 14, 2024 @ 3:00 pm

RADAR CHECK: A band of strong thunderstorms is pushing into the northwest corner of Alabama at mid-afternoon; these storms are producing small hail and gusty winds. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the western half of the Tennessee Valley until 8p CT.

Showers are also possible over the southern 2/3 of the state tonight, but rain amounts there should be fairly light and spotty.

Much of Alabama will be dry tomorrow with intervals of sun, but a few showers will be possible over the Tennessee Valley. Nothing widespread or heavy. The high tomorrow will be in the low 80s for most communities with a mix of sun and clouds.

Thursday will be a dry, warm day. With a partly to mostly sunny sky, the high will rise into the mid to upper 80s.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Another disturbance will bring rain into Alabama and the Deep South during the day Friday. Models are trending a little slower, suggesting the most widespread rain will come late Friday afternoon, Friday night, and Saturday. It certainly won’t rain all day Saturday, but occasional rain and a few thunderstorms are likely. Heaviest rain will likely come over the southern half of the state. The overall severe weather threat looks fairly low at this point.

Sunday will be dry; with ample sunshine temperatures reach the mid 80s by afternoon.

NEXT WEEK: An upper ridge will build over the Gulf coast region, and the latest global model data suggests much of the week will be warm and dry with highs in the upper 80s on most days. Some spots will see 90 degree heat… See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1923: An early morning violent estimated F5 tornado cut a 45-mile path of destruction through Howard and Mitchell counties in Texas. 23 people lost their lives and 250 sustained injuries. The path width of the tornado reached 1.5 miles at one point, and entire farms were “wiped off the face of the earth.” The First Baptist Church in Colorado City, Texas became an emergency hospital for tornado victims.

ON THIS DATE IN 1990: Thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front produced severe weather from northwest Texas to western Missouri. Severe thunderstorms spawned seventeen tornadoes including nine in Texas. Four tornadoes in Texas injured a total of nine persons. Thunderstorms in Texas also produced hail four inches in diameter at Shamrock and four and a half inches in diameter near Guthrie.

Look for the next video briefing here by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow…

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