Just a heads up...it looks like much of northern Alabama will see 2-4" of rain this weekend. No big flooding problems expected at this time, though, thanks to the drier weather of late

After a cooler than normal Saturday, we go back up to near normal for afternoon highs today. It will still feel very nice, though, so enjoy!

The models are coming into better agreement with the next system, finally. It now looks like a squall line will develop to our west Wednesday night, track east into NW Alabama early Thursday morning, and then continue across the rest of North Alabama through the daytime hours Thursday.

As far as severe weather goes, one of the main limiting factors with this front (as with past fronts earlier this Spring) will be the lack of instability. Things could change, but right now it isn't looking all that unstable. However, this does not mean there won't be any severe weather. It just means the threat will likely be a bit lower this time around.

Right now, it looks like the main threats will be strong, gusty winds and heavy rainfall. A few wind gusts of 40-60 mph will be possible and we can't totally rule out an isolated, brief tornado. However, the tornado threat looks fairly low at this time. While strong storms will be possible anywhere across the area, the best chance of severe weather appears to be east of I-65 and south of the TN River.

As mentioned above, heavy rainfall is also a threat with some flash flooding possible, especially if the line of storms slows down.

Make sure to have a way to get warnings overnight Wednesday and during the day Thursday.

We are keeping an eye on the possibility of some severe weather later this week. The forecast models haven't been in the best agreement over the last couple of days (mainly regarding the timing of the storm system), but we will post more here over the next couple of days as the potential event draws near and as things become a bit more clear.

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Today marks the anniversary of the April 3-4, 1974 tornado outbreak. In all, 148 tornadoes occurred in a 24-hour period...several of which occurred in the state of Alabama. Check out the link below for more info on the event:
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