Stay weather aware Monday night into Tuesday morning

Stay weather aware Monday night into Tuesday morning

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The WAFF 48 Storm Team wants you to stay weather aware today as we prepare for


WAFF 48 news has several ways to keep you informed. Remember, it's always a good idea to have a backup alert system in case one fails. Don't rely only on your cell phone or weather radio. Having more than one is a great way to ensure you will get the alerts you need to keep your family safe.

From the WAFF 48 Storm Team:

Our first chance for stronger storms will exist area-wide starting late this afternoon and continuing into this evening. Isolated thunderstorms will pop-up. These will be similar to our typical summer-time storms driven by afternoon instability.

Heavy rain, frequent lightning, and damaging wind gusts all possible with these isolated storms. A low-end (EF 0-2) tornado cannot be ruled out with these early storms given the wind shear in place at the time.The higher chance for more widespread severe weather comes in late tonight. A line of storms will be ongoing to our west throughout the day. That storm line should be nearing northwestern Alabama by 11pm – 1am.

The line slowly works its way eastward through the Valley overnight. The line should be along the I-65 corridor by 1-5am. Damaging wind gusts to 70 mph and brief spin-up tornadoes (EF 0-2) are the main threats with this line. It will also contain heavy rain (which may lead to flash flooding), frequent lightning, and small hail.The rain and severe threat should exit northeastern Alabama late Tuesday morning.

- WAFF 48 Storm Team