Strong storms possible late Monday afternoon, evening

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A fast-moving wave of low pressure tracking near the Tennessee Valley Monday will bring the threat of strong storms.

The system that will be responsible for the strong storms is currently located near Los Angeles, but will track across the Desert Southwest and through Texas between now and early Monday morning.

A fast-moving upper wave will track near the Tennessee Valley Monday, bringing the threat of strong storms in the afternoon or evening (Image: WHNT News 19)

A fast-moving upper wave will track near the Tennessee Valley Monday, bringing the threat of strong storms in the afternoon or evening (Image: WHNT News 19)

The Storm Prediction Center has the Tennessee Valley outlined in a ‘slight risk of severe weather. A ‘slight’ risk of severe weather means that any severe storms that form should be short-lived and limited in coverage, and only a few intense storms are possible.

To be severe, a storm has to produce wind gusts of 58 miles per hour or greater or have hail larger than one inch in diameter.

Storms that form Monday will be capable of very heavy rain and strong wind gusts (Image: WHNT News 19)

Storms that form Monday will be capable of very heavy rain and strong wind gusts (Image: WHNT News 19)

Temperatures are forecast to climb well into the 60s Monday afternoon, meaning there should be enough instability to fuel strong storms. As is almost always the case this time of year, there will be plenty of wind energy in the atmosphere, so gusty winds will also be a concern in any storm that is able to form.

Heavy rain will also occur; some neighborhoods may pick up over one inch of rain with the round of storms that moves through Monday.

Swipe through the gallery above to get an early idea of when the storms might track near you.

Understand, we might have to adjust the timing in later forecasts, so the information in this post may become outdated.

Be sure to read the forecast discussion for updates.