A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for much of north Alabama and south Tennessee. The “Watch” means that weather conditions are favorable for severe storms to occur — in this case, storms that are strong enough to produce damaging wind gusts that could knock down trees and power lines.
The Storm Prediction Center has much of the region under a *MARGINAL RISK* of severe thunderstorms overnight through early Thursday morning. The main threat will be damaging winds.
Here is a look at the timing. There could be a later start to the activity this time. It might be closer to sunset before heavy storms move into the region. This is just one output showing strong to severe storms coming through from the late afternoon early evening through the overnight. There is a chance they could arrive a little earlier as well.
The Futurecast has heavy storms moving into northwest Alabama after midnight with the strongest storms moving approaching I-65 around 1am. Winds to 60 mph are possible with this line. Check the radar if you are working late or going to be out and about through the overnight hours.
Rain chances stay up Thursday with lower coverage on Friday into the weekend. Highs Saturday and Sunday reach the lower 90s with only a few widely scattered showers.