WEDNESDAY’S SEVERE THREAT

Temperatures on Wednesday are forecast to get to the upper 70s. Warm air, coupled with moisture in place and an approaching front will lead to a risk of severe storms Wednesday.

Given the ingredients in the atmosphere, the greater risk of a severe storm may be near and east of Huntsville. The Storm Prediction Center has this area in an enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5).

Farther west, the environment will be less favorable for severe storms to develop. For this reason, the Storm Prediction Center has placed areas near and west of I-65 under a Marginal and Slight Risk (level 1 and 2 out of 5).

A line of showers and isolated storms will begin to develop late morning into early afternoon in northwest Alabama. This will bring along a strong cold front that will pass through the region.

Storms look to really begin firing up by mid to late afternoon in areas near and east of I-65. The main threats will be damaging winds and hail although a tornado will be possible with the strongest.

Stay alert to changing weather conditions and have multiple ways to get warnings in case one is issued. Make sure that you have the Live Alert 19 app, NOAA Weather Radio, a flashlight, batteries, and a first aid kit handy.

The Weather Authority will be updating you as storms form on air and online. We are now in the month of April, which is the month with the most tornadoes on record in Alabama.