First Alert Weather Day in effect for Tuesday--your updated forecast on WAFF 48 News Today

First Alert Weather Day in effect for Tuesday--your updated forecast on WAFF 48 News Today

(WAFF) - First Alert Weather Day Tuesday

Skies will be mostly cloudy Monday with scattered rain showers. You may hear a few rumbles of thunder as well, but no severe weather is expected. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s with highs pushing into the upper 60s by the afternoon hour, about 15° warmer than average. Skies will remain mostly cloudy Monday night with isolated showers possible.

Tuesday is a First Alert Weather Day for the threat of strong-to-severe storms late in the day. The daytime hours will be warm and windy with gusts up to 20-30 mph and highs near 70. During the day, strong-to-severe storms should fire up to our west across north Mississippi. That line of storms should approach northwest Alabama around 5 to 7 p.m. The primary threat is for damaging wind gusts of up to 65 mph. A brief, spin-up tornado is also possible, especially west of I-65.

1 on the run after high-speed chase

Huntsville police are on the hunt for a man who ran after a high speed chase. A deputy spotted a car that had been reported stolen Sunday evening. We're told that before the deputy could try to pull the car over, the car sped off. The vehicle crashed into a yard on Meadow Drive, just south of University Drive. Three people got out of the vehicle and started running. Officers say they captured two of the suspects. A third person is still on the run.

Missouri couple wanted in AL crime spree

Authorities are on the lookout for two suspects who went on a crime spree that spans across three cities and involves the apparent kidnapping of two people, one of them a woman from her home in Vestavia Hills. Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Harper, both of Joplin, MO, are facing charges of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree theft of property. Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

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