The Townsquare Media Weather Center has been closely monitoring the possibility of severe weather in the area over the past several days.

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West and Central Alabama is set to experience several waves of thunderstorms from early Thursday until early Friday morning. There's a potential for some of these storms to turn severe, with damaging winds and large hail as the primary risks. However, a tornado can’t be ruled out.

As we are tracking this developing weather system, it is part of a more extensive system. “Severe thunderstorms have produced widespread wind damage and hail between Tulsa, Oklahoma and Wilmington, North Carolina, and have produced dozens of tornadoes. Numerous tornadoes have caused damage in Middle Tennessee and northern Alabama,” said The Weather Channel.

Currently, there are two scenarios that you need to know about. Round 1 is happening now until mid-day, and Round 2 is predicted for late this evening into Friday morning.

ROUND 1: Thursday morning through early Thursday afternoon

One change from earlier forecasts is that the timing has been updated, and an “enhanced risk of severe storms was added across the southern portion of the area for the first round of storms Thursday morning,” said the National Weather Service in Birmingham.

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All of Central Alabama


4 AM Thursday through 1 PM Thursday

Our timeline for the Townsquare Media Coverage Area is now until around 10 a.m.


Damaging winds up to 60 mph

Quarter size hail

A tornado or two

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ROUND 2 - Thursday night through early Friday Morning

As the day progresses and weather conditions develop, there could be impacts to the potential for severe weather in round 2. We will keep you posted.


The southern half of Central Alabama


10 PM Thursday through 5 AM Friday


Damaging winds up to 60 mph

Quarter size hail

A tornado or two

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