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What to Expect: heavy storms likely overnight into Thursday morning

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Through early Thursday morning: A line of heavy rain and some embedded thunderstorms moving through the Valley overnight (including Central Alabama and Middle Tennessee) has the potential to produce some briefly intense storms.  That means the risk is low, but anytime we have "severe" potential a storm can do some damage!

That batch of storms shifts east through across the region ending in North Alabama around 6-7 AM.

Showers and storms will likely end in far northeast Alabama and southern Middle Tennessee around 7 a.m. Thursday.

The risk of 'severe' weather is low; however, it's not zero.  That's a very important distinction to remember!  (READ MORE: The difference between 'low' and 'no' threat on the Valleywx blog)

Track heavy storms with's Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19!

Some scattered strong storms on Friday: Friday's storms are much less certain; they may not even develop over Alabama and Middle Tennessee.

A warm front moving north across the region should be enough to kick off some scattered, locally-heavy afternoon and evening storms Friday from about 1 PM to 8 PM.

Many communities won't get a drop of rain; a few could get some gusty winds and hail.

Once those storms settle down, you don't have to worry about many showers or storms on Saturday. The chance isn't zero, but most of us stay hot and dry to start the weekend.

Sunday's storm potential: As it stands now, Sunday (mainly afternoon and evening) looks like the day to circle on the calendar to really be ready for some active storms.  Many things can change between now and then to reduce or potentially enhance the threat.

Sunday could bring some very intense severe storms, and if conditions come together the way it looks right now, all types of 'severe' weather will be possible: high winds, hail and tornadoes.

Sunday PM to early Monday AM storm threat

Need some specifics about the weekend or next week? They're always online at and in the "Daily Forecast" section on Live Alert 19!

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