Severe storms are likely in West Alabama this afternoon and into the evening hours, and multiple rounds of severe weather are in the forecast for the weekend.

The forecast graphic above is from the National Weather Service in Birmingham; the agency has placed most of the state in a limited risk area for today's severe storms. Tornadoes are possible, as are damaging winds.

The weekend forecast looks to be a total mess, with multiple rounds of storms impacting our listening area. Take a look at the forecast graphic from the NWS for the weekend.

NWS Birmingham

For a more in-depth look at the forecast, check out ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann's latest Weather Xtreme video.