Strong to severe storms rolled through the Tennessee Valley Saturday evening producing damaging winds and locally heavy rain. Many across NW Alabama, especially in the Shoals, saw trees and power lines come down.

Thousands without power, damage reported after strong storms move through the Tennessee Valley

With an area of high pressure situated over the Gulf of Mexico, deep tropical moisture will continue to surge into the region. This increase in moisture will lead to dew points well into the 70s. Not only will the high humidity make it feel sticky this weekend, but it will also allow for some showers and storms to develop.

The area will see another chance for storms on Sunday as a disturbance tracks through the region. Storms will be most likely during the afternoon and evening hours. It will be during this time period that the Weather Authority will be closely monitoring the radar for severe storm development.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has highlighted the Tennessee Valley in a ‘Slight Risk’ (level 2 out 5) for a few strong to severe storms. The greatest threats storms will pose will be damaging winds over 60 mph and hail.

With the heavy rain, in some locations observed Saturday, the flooding threat will need to be monitored closely. If we begin to see storms move the same locations multiple times or move slowly it could increase the threat of flooding for some.

Monday’s Storm Chance:

After a weekend of active weather, the region is forecast to start the new workweek the same way. A cold front passage Monday will bring another round of scattered showers along with isolated strong to severe storms. The SPC has already highlighted the majority of the Tennessee Valley under a ‘Slight Risk’ (level 2 out of 5) for severe storm development.

At this vantage point, the greatest threat of storms will be along and out ahead of the frontal passage during the afternoon and evening. The main threats storms could pose will be damaging winds, large hail, and locally heavy rain. Stick with the Weather Authority for the very latest on Monday’s storm threat.

Storms could pop up and move in quickly, make sure you have our Live Alert 19 app downloaded to your phone, so you can get alerted.