Storms are likely in West Alabama tonight, some of which could bring damaging winds and hail to the Druid City.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has placed points north of I 20/59 in a slight risk area for storms tonight. Thunderstorms will be possible from 6 p.m. until midnight tonight.

ABC 33/40 and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist James Spann outlines the threat in his latest forecast post on alabamawx.com:

It now looks like there will be sufficient instability for a few thunderstorms from roughly 6:00 p.m. to midnight with potential for strong, gusty winds and small hail. The chance of a tornado is low, but not zero. Rain amounts tonight should be 1/2 inch or less for most communities.

For a more in-depth look at the forecast, check out the latest Weather Xtreme video below.

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