James Spann, Don Hartley, & Bobby Best all agree sever weather is coming Wednesday that could approach West Alabama as early as 11am.  Tuscaloosa is currently listed as an "enhanced risk area" according to the NWS.

From the desk of James Spann....

SEVERE STORMS IN ALABAMA WEDNESDAY: A cold front will approach with good support from an upper trough, and strong to severe thunderstorms are possible in Alabama. SPC maintains an “enhanced risk” of severe storms for much of North/Central Alabama… the standard “slight risk” is up as far south as Grove Hill, Greenville, and Eufaula, and a “marginal risk” extends down into far South Alabama.

TIMING: Storms should move into Northwest Alabama by late morning, then reaching Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and Gadsden between 2 and 6 p.m. Then, the storms move down toward Montgomery and Auburn after 6:00 p.m.

THREATS: Forecast wind profiles suggest the primary threat will come from damaging winds along the squall line ahead of the front. Hail is also possible with the stronger storms. And, we can’t rule out an isolated tornado or two, especially in storms that form ahead of the line Wednesday afternoon.

RAIN AMOUNTS: Totals of 1/2 to 1 inch are expected Wednesday, so major flooding issues are not expected.

Understand the forecast timing could very well change as new data comes in tonight.. be sure and check the blog for updates as we get closer to the event Wednesday.

Listen to Don Hartley tomorrow morning on 95.3 The Bear!

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