Updated at 2:30pm 04/18/2020

There will be two rounds of potential severe storms on Sunday, with the greatest chance being cross the central and southern portions of our coverage area. Currently, north Alabama and southern Middle Tennessee have a low/marginal threat, meaning the threats are less likely but cannot be ruled out.

Round 1: 4am to 11am

The first round will be from 4am to 11am, with damaging winds and hail the primary threats. The greatest chance with this round will be along and south of a line from Millport to Birmingham to Anniston.

Round 2: 2pm to Midnight

The second round of severe storms will be from 2pm to midnight, with tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail all possible. There is a moderate risk for portions of Bibb, Chilton, extreme southern Pickens, and extreme southern Tuscaloosa counties. A few strong tornadoes are possible in this area.

Flash Flood Watch

In addition to severe storms, flash flooding will also be a concern. Two to six inches of rain is expected, with isolated higher amounts possible near Clanton and Alex City.

A flash flood watch is in effect until 1am Monday for the following counties in our coverage area: Fayette, Lamar, St. Clair, Walker, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Shelby, Talladega, Bibb, Chilton, and Coosa.

Severe Weather Graphics

Below are graphics, from the NWS in Birmingham, that will help break down the different timing and threat areas.

There is a slight risk of strong to severe thunderstorms during the morning hours on Sunday as early as 4 AM and possible through 11 AM. Damaging winds and large hail are the primary threats through the morning.
A second round of strong to severe thunderstorms are forecast for Sunday, 4/19/20. Tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail are the primary threats and are expected to develop in the afternoon and continue to around Midnight.
Due to heavy rainfall in the forecast for Sunday and Sunday Night, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued. Expect 2 to 4 inches of rain with higher totals possible. Stay weather aware through the day Sunday and be prepared to act.
Rainfall accumulations of one and a half to four inches are expected across Central Alabama on Sunday through early Monday morning. Highest amounts will fall Sunday afternoon and evening.