BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) –
FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE SEVERE STORMS TOMORROW: Tonight we are monitoring strong to severe storms impacting Louisiana and Texas. The storms associated with this system will eventually form into an organized line and begin a track east by tomorrow morning. At the earliest, we are looking at possible arrival times by 1 p.m. to the far west, Birmingham/Cullman/Centreville corridor by 4 p.m. and the Gadsden/Pell City/Childersburg corridor by 7 p.m. The storms should weaken with time but they may remain quite strong as they track across West Alabama. So be alert for possible severe storms, with gusty winds, hail, and an isolated tornado risk. Some additional storms may try to develop over the area late Sunday night but these should remain non-severe. The additional storms will increase the heavy rain potential for our area through early Monday morning. Stay weather alert beginning Sunday afternoon and have the WBRC First Alert Weather App handy. Meteorologist Fred Hunter will have the latest forecast arrival times beginning at 5 a.m. on our Sunday morning news.
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK: Long range data is suggesting a cut-off low may develop over the southeast next week. What this will mean for our area is cloudy days, with elevated rain chances for the second half of the week. We will have a chance of rain and storms beginning late Wednesday and continuing into Thursday. Clouds will linger, with falling temperatures and showers on Friday and Saturday. I am concerned we could see some hail producers later next week so I want to give you a First Alert on that possibility.
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