Strong to severe storms possible this evening

Today is a First Alert Weather Day for the potential of strong or severe storms later on this evening.

We are anticipating a line of storms to push into the Valley later this afternoon and into the evening tonight. At this point it looks to be moving in sometime after 4 or 5pm into the Shoals and it will be moving fast across North Alabama. The best threat for severe storms in the Valley will be west of I-65 with our primary threats as strong wind gusts of 50-60 mph and heavy rainfall. However, spin-up tornadoes are still possible, if these types of tornadoes form, it is most likely they will not remain on the ground very long. The larger threat for stronger and damaging storms looks to be off to our south. This rain will last through the early morning hours on Friday. Before we get to the storms this evening we will deal with a warm and breezy day. Temperatures will be into the low to mid 70s and wind gusts will be near 30 to 35 mph.

Easter Weekend starts off cold with a gloomy and chilly day for Good Friday. Friday looks to be pretty miserable if you have any outdoor plans. Scattered light showers and overcast skies will be likely with some chill temperatures into the low 50s. We will also have some breezy winds Friday and Saturday from the northwest at 15 to 25 mph. However, clouds clear out after some early morning showers on Saturday and that will bring in sunshine and warmer temperatures for the rest of the weekend. Saturday looks to be into the low to mid 60s and Easter Sunday looks spectacular with the mid to upper 70s and plenty of sunshine!

Meteorologist Brandon Spinner

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