It's shaping up to be a rough night across the Midwest and Ohio Valley. They remain under a Moderate Risk of severe weather during the overnight hours with the potential for a widespread damaging wind event. Those storms won't hit us though...they'll end up in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia by tomorrow morning. The parent storm system, however, will send a cold front through north Alabama tomorrow and that will be the spark for some stronger storms around here.
The southeast including our area is under a Slight Risk for severe weather on Thursday. Temperatures in the low 90s tomorrow combined with the oppressive humidity we've had the last few days will provide plenty of fuel for storms to feed on. The primary threats will be damaging wind gusts and large hail. The tornado threat isn't zero, but the overall atmospheric wind profile will not be a favorable one for the formation of tornadoes.
Storms could begin firing as early as late morning across southern Tennessee and north Alabama. Everything will then push from north to south through the afternoon. By 5pm it looks like the stronger storms will be to our south.
WAFF 48 Pinpoint Predictor has storms around by early afternoon.
By 4pm the stronger storms have pushed south toward Birmingham.
WAFF 48 Storm Team