By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor

The National Weather Service is monitoring a system that is expected to bring severe thunderstorms into Alabama early Saturday, as a cold front moves in.

Damaging winds and a few tornadoes are the primary threats with the system. The NWS has said places in Alabama face a marginal to moderate risk for these outcomes.

Strong winds could start to creep into Alabama late Friday, but the severe threat is not expected to begin until overnight. The threat of severe weather will last from 3 a.m. until 6 p.m. across most of the state.

The line of storms will work its way from the west to the east.

We could see wind gusts of up to 35 mph beginning Friday afternoon and into Saturday. Then Saturday, damaging winds of up to 60 mph are possible. The NWS will monitor and issue a wind advisory, if necessary.

The cold front is expected to exit the southeast by early Sunday morning, and we will see most areas drying up. High temperatures Sunday are expected to be in the upper 50s and low 60s.