Mike Wilhelm is chasing and spotting the storms as they move into north Alabama.
As of 3:30pm: Mike is stationed 8 1/2 miles east of Cherokee on Highway 72.
As of 3:56pm: Mike is positioned just south of Muscle Shoals. He reports frequent, intense cloud to ground lightning.
As of 4:15pm: Mike says he is at the intersection of Highways 133 and 72, 5 miles east of Leighton. Mike says lightning is ramped up and he’s getting pea sized hail.
As of 5:00pm: Mike is in Decatur on Highway 31.
As of 5:59pm: Mike is in Hazel Green.
You can also follow his updates on Twitter @Bamawx.