The severe thunderstorm watch that was issued for the Tennessee Valley has been allowed to be canceled. Strong to severe storms that developed this afternoon and evening have weakened below severe criteria.

A second round of storms will push into the region overnight, leading to a threat of strong to severe storms. This second round of storms will be in a more linear formation compared to the storms that tracked through the area this afternoon. This means the primary threat will be damaging winds but frequent lightning and torrential rainfall will accompany the strongest. Hail and/or a tornado can’t be ruled out although the threat is lower than the other threats.

We will likely see storms enter northwest Alabama around 1 a.m. With the east-southeast progression of these storms, the Huntsville metro will begin to see storms roll in around 3 a.m. and northeast Alabama by 5 a.m. Keep this in mind for the early morning commute.

While damaging winds look to be the primary threat from severe storms, hail and/or a tornado can’t be ruled out as there is enough shear in the atmosphere. Make sure you have multiple ways to get warnings.

With the second round of storms forecast to move through after dark, make sure you have your tone alerts on so you can get woken up in the middle of the night. Stay alert to changing weather conditions and download our Live Alert 19 weather app! The Weather Authority team will keep you updated on any changes.