A wave of showers and strong storms is currently moving through the Tennessee Valley and the Storm Prediction Center maintains a SLIGHT risk of severe storms for North Alabama and South Tennessee.
The most likely threat from storms today will be heavy downpours and damaging wind gusts over 60 MPH. There is low chance (but not zero) that a storm could spin up a brief tornado; however, the kind of atmosphere we have (relatively low wind shear) doesn’t look like this kind that will readily produce them.
Locally-heavy rainfall could exceed one inch in a few spots Thursday; most of us will only get around 1/2″ to 1″ at the most.
This isn’t the end of the rain, though! More showers and storms are likely through the weekend, and that could add up to more than 2-3″ in all!
What time will it get here?
The ‘best’ chance of rain and a few stronger storms comes after 9 AM in The Shoals, around/after noon around Huntsville, and beginning as early as 1-2 PM then lasting as late as 4-5 PM along Sand Mountain and points east through Fort Payne and Gadsden.