(WAFF) - Monday is a First Alert Weather Day as a line of strong-to-severe storms moves into the Tennessee Valley from the west. With this line of storms, flash flooding will be a concern and a flash flood watch will be in effect for most of the day.
The line of storms will be shifting into northwestern portions of the state around 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday. Along that entire line will be the potential for 45-65 mph wind gusts as well as spin-up tornadoes. Any tornadoes will likely be brief and on the lower end of the EF scale: EF-0 to EF-2 intensity. Although the threat for tornadoes is low, it will be most pronounced over northeast Mississippi and western Alabama.
The line of storms should be into the Huntsville Metro area by 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and pushing into the northeastern part of the state for the afternoon. Although strong-to-severe storms are possible throughout the Valley, the storms should become less intense with time, meaning the severe threat is lowest over northeastern Alabama. The storms should push into Georgia around 3 p.m.
Temperatures will be mild ahead of the storms with highs into the low-to-mid 70s but we'll start cooling off this afternoon with some clearing after the rain ends. Overnight lows should dip into the mid 40s with passing clouds.
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