Today is a First Alert Weather Day for two rounds of strong to severe storms this afternoon and evening. Temperatures will warm quickly despite the cloudiness…into the mid 70s for highs. The threat for severe storms will be highest west of I-65, including the Shoals, but isolated severe storms are possible anywhere in the Valley.
Not everyone will see storms with the first round this afternoon as they'll likely be scattered in nature. Stay weather alert in Shoals around 2-6 p.m, around the I-65 corridor between 3-7pm, and northeastern Alabama between 4-8pm.
Quarter to half dollar size hail, damaging wind gusts of 60 mph, and an isolated tornado are possible.
By 8p the first wave of storms will shift out of northeastern AL. A line of storms may begin to track into the Valley from the northwest around this same time.
That squall line could produce damaging wind gusts and quarter-size as it goes from north to south across the Valley. The storms should weaken as the head south, and the threat for strong storms will end across southern sections of Marshall and DeKalb Counties by Midnight-2a.
Lingering showers are possible for the rest of Tuesday morning. Look for a warm Tuesday afternoon despite a fair amount of cloud cover through the day. Highs will be into the upper 70s. Temperatures will approach 80° Wednesday afternoon. Skies should be mostly sunny then, but isolated storms may pop up during the afternoon hours. Clouds will increase into Thursday ahead of our next weather maker.
Another round of more widespread rain and storms should develop late Thursday and could continue into Friday. Strong storms look possible with this system as well, but it's too early to get specific with threats. You'll want to keep checking back for updates as we go through the week. We'll be cooler behind this system with highs staying in the 60s Friday. Saturday looks nice with mostly sunny skies and lower 70s.
-Meteorologist David Ernst