Enhanced risk for severe weather Thursday for Alabama


Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop late this evening across Oklahoma and Texas and then move into Arkansas around Midnight.

It'll be a mild and breezy Wednesday ahead of afternoon severe storms that could produce large hail, high wind and even a stray tornado.

Storms will begin Wednesday in the middle of the country, with the most significant threat stretching from central-southeastern Texas to southern Kansas.

Tornadoes, damaging winds, hail and heavy rain will all be possible with these storms, according tot the National Weather Service.

The rest of East Texas is under a SLIGHT Risk for strong to severe storms or a 15-percent chance for significant severe weather.

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However, the weather is looking very ugly Thursday. Cloudy conditions with a few scattered showers possible through the day, and winds will be gusty out of the northwest.

The Kansas City area could see between.5 and.75 of an inch of rain from the storms.

The storms are expected to move out of the area overnight into Thursday morning. In effect, the severe weather threat Thursday is arguably greater than it has been at anytime this spring.

Cities at risk include Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; Mobile, Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama; and Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. "The threat will transition unevenly more toward wind with time, and a few tornadoes also are possible." the Storm Prediction Forecast Center said. This front will trigger storms in the afternoon and evening.