There is a Marginal risk of severe thunderstorms for portions of the state with tonight’s thunderstorms. Expecting winds of 40-50mph with small hail and locally heavy rain to be the primary threat.
On Thursday there will be a more substantial threat of severe thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threats, with a low tornado threat – which will be across east/northeast Alabama.
There is a greater risk of severe thunderstorms across central Alabama.
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Huntsville AL 236 PM CDT Wed Apr 22 2020 ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-231045- Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan- Marshall-Jackson-DeKalb-Cullman-Moore-Lincoln-Franklin TN- 236 PM CDT Wed Apr 22 2020 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north Alabama and portions of southern middle Tennessee. .DAY ONE...Tonight... A complex of thunderstorms is expected to move across the area late tonight into Thursday morning. Some storms may be strong, with locally rainfall and gusty winds up to 50 mph will be possible. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday... The redevelopment of scattered thunderstorms is possible from the late Thursday morning through the afternoon. A few of these could be strong to severe with large hail and damaging winds being the primary threats. A tornado or two cannot be ruled out, especially across Northeast Alabama. Additional isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible Friday night into Saturday, and again on Tuesday. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Activation of storm spotters and emergency management personnel may be needed on Thursday. Please relay any information about observed severe weather to the NWS, while following all local, state and CDC guidelines.