Strong to severe storms will develop and track across North Alabama and middle Tennessee tonight. The threat will develop shortly after 5pm over the Shoals. Move into the Huntsville Metro between 6-8pm and then move over NE Alabama between 7-9pm The storms will only last about 30-45 minutes at any specific location. The storms will likely be stronger in areas east of I-65 as they will be more developed by that time and moving at speeds near 55 mph. The primary threats will be wind gusts 45-60mph and very heavy rain. Small hail will also be possible. The tornado threat will be very low with this system.
Colder air will move in behind a cold front tonight with a strong north wind at 20-25 mph setting up right behind the front. Morning wind chills will be in the 20s with afternoon highs in the 40s. Temperatures will drop below freezing Thursday night but temperatures will rebound into the 50s for Friday afternoon.
The weather will be quiet Thursday – Sunday afternoon. A warming trend will continue into the weekend with highs in the 60s Saturday and highs in the 70s Sunday. Rain chance will increase Sunday night into Monday and Tuesday of next week.
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