Storms today will be scattered in nature, but those that are on the strong to severe side can produce damaging wind and hail. Winds gusting over 60 mph will be the main threat today and overall, the risk for damaging hail is fairly low.
By 3 PM today, storms will start popping up across the landscape. The risk for severe storms is mainly focused east of I-65, through Jackson, Lincoln, northern DeKalb and Madison Counties. However, all of North Alabama can see stronger storms today.
Buckle up for the long haul...we don't lose the oppressive heat and afternoon storms anytime soon.