Thursday is now a First Alert Weather Day. We have been tracking the development of this storm system for several days and as we get closer the forecast guidance is beginning to show a stronger signal for potential severe storms developing between Noon and 8pm Thursday. Make sure you have a way to monitor the weather throughout the day. If you have downloaded the latest WAFF 48 Weather App you will have access to or Live Million Watt Radar. Right now it looks like we could see two rounds of thunderstorms.
The first round of storms will likely develop along a thunderstorm boundary that moves in around the Noon hour. This will be left over from the storms that fire up to our west overnight tonight. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop between 11am and 12pm and move east from the Shoals and cover the rest of North Alabama between Noon and 4pm.
The greatest threat from these storms will be isolated damaging wind gusts, frequent lightning and heavy rain. By the late afternoon hours a cold front will begin to move in. This could trigger an additional round of storms. These storms would have the potential for large hail, damaging winds, frequent lightning, locally heavy rain and tornadoes. The threat for severe weather will end from west to east Thursday evening between 6-9pm.
Good Friday will be quiet and sunny with highs around 61. Another storm system will move across the Tennessee Valley late Sunday into Monday. Some storms and locally heavy rain are possible but right now the threat for severe weather with that system is low.
Have a great night.
WAFF 48 First Alert Weather