Today will be mostly cloudy, windy, and mild. South winds will be sustained around 15-25 mph. A wind advisory is in effect from Noon until 3am Sunday morning. Be sure to secure any loose outdoor objects, especially those Christmas decorations!
Temperatures will climb into the low 70s today with increasing humidity. A few passing showers, and a stray rumble of thunder, are possible throughout the day but a good portion should stay dry. Rain chances stay isolated until after sunset.
Stay weather alert this evening through the early morning hours on Sunday. We will be tracking a line of strong to severe thunderstorms moving in from our west. The greatest threat for severe and tornadic weather will be to our west but storms will still pack a punch as they move into western and northwest Alabama. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted that area under a ‘moderate risk’ for severe weather with a slight risk for the entire Tennessee Valley.
Storms will be at their strongest when they initially arrive in northwestern AL and slide east towards the I-65 corridor. This could be as early 7-9pm. Winds could gust up to 65mph, rain will be very heavy, and an isolated tornado will be possible.
The storms will be weakening, but still strong, as they move into northeast AL between 11pm and 5am. They will be capable of producing wind gusts up to 50mph and very heavy downpours.
The storm threat will be gone from NW Alabama by 3am and by daybreak in NE AL.
Be sure to have a way to receive severe weather alerts this evening and overnight. Our WAFF Weather App can provide those straight to your smartphone no matter where you are...but for those without smartphones, we still offer text message alerts (standard messaging rates apply; check with your provider for details). Simply text the word WAFFSEVERE to 44848. Complete the signup by following the instructions you'll be sent, and you are all set! You can also sign up for text alerts on the desktop version of WAFF.com.
We will continue to provide frequent updates to you on air, right here, on WAFF.com, and on social media.
WAFF 48 Storm Team
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