The National Weather Service (NWS) is monitoring the chance for strong to severe storms in Alabama this week. Here is a breakdown of what to expect in each region:

North Alabama

Warmer weather at the start of the week has set up the possibility for storms to develop. According to the NWS, thunderstorms will be possible from Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning, as a cold front enters the Tennessee Valley. 

A chance of strong to severe storms is possible. The threat will include damaging winds up to 60 mph and several rounds of heavy rainfall that could cause minor flooding. A few tornadoes and hail are also possible.

Another storm system could impact North Alabama Saturday during the day and into the evening.

Central Alabama

The NWS in Birmingham predicts strong to severe storms across central Alabama Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. The threat includes isolated damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph in the northern part of Birmingham's coverage area. A tornado is also possible.

Damaging winds are also possible Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. Other potential threats and impacts for the weekend are unclear at this time.

South Alabama

Isolated severe storms are possible in South Alabama Wednesday into Thursday. The greatest threat of damaging winds is Wednesday afternoon and evening, according to the NWS in Mobile. A tornado cannot be ruled out.

Although the risk is lower-end in South Alabama, everyone across the state should stay weather-aware throughout this weather event.

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