Severe weather a possibility tonightPublished 10:53am Thursday, May 31, 2012
North Alabama has been placed in a slight risk for severe thunderstorms later today and tonight by the SPC.
This is all ahead and along the strongest cold front we have seen since March 2nd, when two tornadoes destroyed parts of Madison County. A spokesperson with the National Weather Service in Huntsville said the main time frame looks to be 6 p.m. through midnight.
With our afternoon warming up to near 91 degrees and a very unstable atmosphere (SB Cape values near 2000), we stand a good chance of seeing a few thunderstorms later today. If the cloud cover this morning would burn off we could see some storms popping up as early as after lunch. Most of our more active and more numerous thunderstorm activity will develop later tonight and possibly into the overnight as well.
Some storms may become severe and produce strong damaging winds and large hail, but the forcing could weaken as the system progresses in our direction limiting the severe threat.