A significant severe weather event is poised to impact West Alabama Friday and Saturday.

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The National  Weather Service believes severe storms will be possible from 10 a.m. today through 11 p.m. tonight; these storms could produce damaging winds and large hail. More storms are possible in the early morning hours tomorrow, and these storms could produce tornadoes, damaging winds of 70 miles an hour, and large hail.

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ABC 33/40 and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist James Spann explains the potential impact of these storms on alabamawx.com:

The main concern is the potential for damaging straight line winds with the lines and clusters of storms that pass through. Some hail is also possible, and a tornado or two can’t be ruled out, especially south of I-20.

Be sure you have a way to receive weather warnings, especially during the overnight hours. For a more in-depth look at the forecast, check out the latest WeatherXtreme video below.

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