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Heavy rain, severe thunderstorms possible Thursday

Heavy rain, severe thunderstorms possible Thursday”

Some storms could be strong to severe with large hail, gusty winds, lightning and heavy rain being the main threats. Cooler highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Showers and storms are expected along a warm front early Thursday morning. When you see a date range that lasts around a week, that is one of the parts of the pattern that has a series of storm systems and there will likely be multiple severe weather risk days in that part of the pattern. Keep a close eye on it with us as we move through the next couple of days.

The risk for severe weather will wane Friday as the most favorable upper-level dynamics outrun surface heating, though a few strong to locally severe storms can not be ruled out in the southern Ohio Valley and parts of the Southeast. But for the most part, we will remain dry. This line of storms will be capable of damaging winds and brief spin up tornadoes.

This storm system will move east into the Tennessee River Valley and the Deep South by Thursday, with a significant tornado threat from Memphis, Tennessee, to Birmingham, Alabama, and down to Jackson, Mississippi. Again, all of this is contingent on our region destabilizing and the warm front moving north tomorrow around midday.

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Forecasters think there could be enhanced chances for severe storms in Alabama on Thursday.

Here are the earliest arrival times for severe storms tomorrow afternoon and evening. So if you have any plans later this evening you may want to bring that rain jacket or umbrella with you as showers will be possible, but the heaviest looks to come into the overnight and Tuesday morning. After lovely weather Friday we continue to track increasing rain chances over the weekend. Our weather team has been preparing for this special for the past few weeks.

Another round of strong storms will be possible Saturday, but it is too early for specifics at this time.



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