Tonight's forecast calls for a 100% chance of showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be severe. Damaging straight-line winds are possible along with hail and even the chance of an isolated tornado.The image below from the National Weather Service in Birmingham shows the line of storms is projected to move across West Alabama between 5pm and 10pm.

NWS Birmingham
NWS Birmingham

Tonight's storms are a reminder to be prepared for severe weather; it's currently Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. Certain preparedness items are currently tax-free. Take advantage of this tax break, and take a moment to go over your severe weather plan with your family.