Quick Severe Weather Update – Sunday at 7:30 PM

We’re watching for the risk of severe storms Monday afternoon and Monday evening. Timing of this event has sped up over the weekend, so it now looks like the main activity will move in here during the afternoon. A squall line will take shape west of here, and will bring the chance of large hail, damaging winds and isloated tornadoes. A few cells could develop ahead of the main line, but I think any cells will be very isloated. If isolated cells do develop, they stand the best chance of producing a tornado.

Most of Monday will be fine and rain free. We’ll start the day with partly sunny skies, but clouds will increase during the midday hours.

The squall line will enter west Alabama between 2 and 4 pm, with damaging winds and lots of lightning. The good news is that the line will race eastward, and won’t last in your area very long. The line will be east of Interstate 65 between 7 and 8pm. After the squall line moves through, the severe weather threat will be over and cooler air will return.

Have a great evening!

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott