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A Slight Risk for Severe Storms this Evening

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded much of the Tennessee Valley to a slight risk for a few strong to severe storms later today.
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Credit: WZDX Weather

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Storm Prediction has upgraded a majority of the Tennessee Valley under a slight risk, which is a level 2/5, to see a few strong to severe thunderstorms later this evening. High temperatures have been allowed to warm up into the upper 60s to lower 70s ahead of a cold front that will bring rain and thunderstorms later this evening into tonight...

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Rain and storms will approach ahead of the cold front that moves through later this evening. Rain will enter the western portions of the Valley as early as 6 PM, areas along I-65 around 8 PM, and the eastern portion by 10 PM. Most if not all activity should be out of the Valley around midnight.

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Our threats for this evenings storms look to be damaging winds and small hail. Although the tornado threat is very low, one or two quick spin-ups can't be completely ruled out. Flooding isn't going to become an issue either.

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Looking at our future wind gusts for this event, it does like most wind gusts will stay between 30-40 mph but we could see wind gusts as high as 60 mph in some areas. Like mentioned above, this severe storm event looks to mainly have wind gusts as a primary threat.

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Some areas could pick up more rain accumulation than others, but most areas will stay under half of an inch. This event doesn't look to be a flooding problem, but some ponding on roadways is possible. 

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