Limited Storm Threat Sunday: What To Expect

A strong storm system will pull a cold front into Alabama on Sunday, bringing a batch of isolated downpours and storms with it. These storms will mainly impact western Alabama through afternoon, before shifting over to eastern Alabama as we approach evening.

The Storm Prediction Center maintains a Marginal Risk of a storm producing severe winds (60+mph) or hail. Keep in mind the definition of a marginal risk: severe storms are possible, but would be limited in intensity, duration, and coverage.

A larger complex of storms along the Gulf Coast has largely ‘used up’ the available energy for storms, so the threat of storms in North Alabama is dependent on daytime heating. That means an isolated heavy downpour is possible, but ‘severe’ weather is unlikely.

Away from the rain, Sunday will be a warm and breezy day; winds will be gusting up to 25-30 mph outside of storms. That warm breeze will help push temperatures into the upper 80s under partly to mostly cloudy skies.

Some areas of rain will linger through this evening with mostly cloudy skies continuing.

Track heavy storms with WHNT’s Interactive Radar and Receive the latest alert with Live Alert 19!

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