A wave of strong storms passed through the Tennessee Valley knocking down trees, power lines and doing some roof damage along the way. The risk ended around 8:15 PM, and now we are looking toward a cooler, drier night ahead…
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Get set for a quick change in the weather!
Blue skies and dry air are in place at the moment, but within the next 4-6 hours, a cold front will usher in a line of heavy rain and thunderstorms — just in time for the evening commute.
The Storm Prediction Center has a *MARGINAL RISK* for severe storms for the Tennessee Valley this evening.
Here is a look at the timeline:
5pm Thursday Afternoon:
Heavy storms move in across northwest Alabama. Some of these will have gusty winds to 50 mph, lightning, and heavy rainfall. If you are in the Shoals, expect rain and storms around this time.
7pm Thursday Evening:
The line moves eastward and weakens some. Expect rain and possible storms through Madison, Lincoln, Morgan, Limestone, and Cullman Counties. This includes everyone along I-65.
8pm Thursday Evening:
There isn’t much left. The line is dying over toward Sand & Lookout Mountains. After 9pm, rain chances diminish. The forecast looks good overnight with drier and cooler air on Friday.
We just past our peak of the Tennessee Valley’s severe weather season, May 4th. It’s still a good idea to be prepared for severe weather including tornadoes through May and anytime. Download our app here: