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FIRST ALERT: Threat of tornadoes, damaging winds Sunday morning

Updated: Apr. 12, 2019 at 9:51 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - New model data is suggesting storms could arrive as early as 1 a.m. Sunday. Several models are indicating a fast-moving system with the bulk of the stormy weather clear of the area by 8 a.m. But, we are also seeing some evidence the storms threat could linger in East Alabama through the early afternoon. The speed of this system will impact the severity. We’re also seeing thunderstorm development farther south and along the coast that could limit some of the instability. Despite that, I still believe we’re at risk for at least some severe weather early Sunday including tornadoes and damaging winds.

A severe weather outbreak could develop in Louisiana, Arkansas and East Texas tomorrow from this system. The storm system will lose some strength as it moves into Alabama, but parameters are still high enough for severe weather. It is too early to get specific on what regions would see the severe storms so the threat is area-wide at least for now.

Temperatures over the next few days will spike into the upper 70s to lower 80s with dewpoints in the 60s. We will continue to see plenty of warm moist area arrive ahead of this system. By Sunday evening, expect a clearing sky with cooler temperatures.

Make sure you have multiple ways to receive severe weather information this weekend including the First Alert weather app.

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