The latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Birmingham forecasts the threat of a severe weather outbreak in Alabama through Wednesday, with the potential for tornadoes and widespread damaging winds.

The video above is the latest weather briefing from the NWS. The forecast will be refined as the event draws nearer; it is still best to prepare for all modes of severe weather. The graph below shows the current severe weather timeline.

The NWS shows the areas expected to be impacted by round two of the storms in the graphs below.

 

The chart below depicts the relative threat levels for rounds two and three--note the high probability for damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes:

Approximate arrival times of today's storms are shown on the map below:

 

The map below highlights areas most likely to be impacted by round three of the storms.

The storm system is expected to bring heavy rainfall to all of our listening area. The map below depicts projected rainfall totals; a Flash Flood Watch is currently in effect for all of North Alabama.

 

Take time to discuss your severe weather plan. Make sure you and your family are prepared for all modes of severe weather next week. We'll keep you up-to-date on-line and on-air with the latest forecast information and, should tornado warnings occur in our listening area, live coverage from ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann.