Severe Thunderstorm Watch *CANCELLED* Thursday evening

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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch that was in effect until 2 AM has been cancelled; the severe weather threat has ended.

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The Storm Prediction Center outlines a risk of a few severe storms Thursday evening in North Alabama and Southern Tennessee. The greater risk of severe weather is well south of the Tennessee Valley region, but we have the potential for some big wind gusts: over 40miles per hour along with heavy rainfall.

Timing: Rain and storms moving through North Alabama this evening end by midnight; however, some rain (as well as some lightning and thunder) lingers overnight especially east of Interstate 65.

What? A large area of heavy rain and some embedded thunderstorms moving east dump 1-2″ of rain tonight.  Wind gusts could top 50 MPH in a few of the individual storms.

What should you do now?  Keep on paying attention to the weather this evening.  Showers and storms aren’t likely to be severe in North Alabama, but on the chance one does quickly turn nasty on us, we want you to pay attention.

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