Severe weather threat in Alabama on Thursday

Severe weather threats in Alabama on Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (NWS Birmingham)

From ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann:


A dynamic storm system will bring the risk of strong to severe thunderstorms to Alabama Thursday; this is the core of the spring tornado season, and days like this are to be expected.


The overall severe weather threat is from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. The core threat will come during the afternoon and evening hours.

Storms should impact places in West Alabama like Haleyville, Vernon, Fayette, Hamilton, Jasper, Tuscaloosa, Eutaw, and Greensboro from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Then, the risk moves east, and from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. cities like Birmingham, Cullman, Brent, Oneonta, Cullman, Clanton, and Pell City.

And, the biggest risk from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. will be for communities like Anniston, Gadsden, Ashland, Centre, Heflin, and Roanoke, in East Alabama.

Please understand these are approximate times for the main band of storms discrete storms will form ahead of that main line and can happen earlier.

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