We are closely monitoring a weather system that will enter our area on Friday night into Saturday morning and that "strong to severe storms will be possible,” said the National Weather Service in Birmingham.  

This quick-paced storm brings along showers and thunderstorms with the threat of tornadoes and damaging winds that could impact West and Central Alabama.

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As always, I like to stress the importance that weather conditions change which means the outlook and threats for this late week threat could change as well.

James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that Friday day “will be warm and dry with a high in the low 80s, but a cold front will push an organized band of showers and thunderstorms into the state Friday night and early Saturday morning. SPC has areas north and west of Birmingham in a severe weather risk Friday night in their "Day 5" outlook.”

Possible Timing

As of right now, we are looking at this event starting around Friday evening possibly around 6:00 p.m. until early Saturday morning, roughly at 6:00 a.m. Remember the details of the timing of the event could shift over the next few days.

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Potential Threats

“Most likely this will be a linear event with the main threat coming from strong winds, but an isolated tornado can't be ruled out,” said Spann. “The main limiting factor will be the lack of surface-based instability, but we really won't know the magnitude of the threat until later this week.”

There will be more to come on this developing weather threat.

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