UPDATE: Timing Solidifying For Storm Arrival Tonight

Dangerous thunderstorms will bring a risk for tornadoes and damaging winds over 70 mph Friday night through Saturday morning.

Posted: Jul 20, 2018 4:16 PM
Updated: Jul 20, 2018 6:39 PM

A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for the entire Tennessee Valley until 2 AM.

Dangerous severe thunderstorms are possible all across the Tennessee Valley tonight through Saturday morning. The risk spans North Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee from Mississippi to Georgia and beyond. Threats from severe thunderstorms can include tornadoes, damaging winds over 70 mph, and destructive hail up large than an inch in diameter.

5 PM UPDATE: Now that storms are forming and organizing over Missouri, the timing of their arrival is becoming more solid. At this point, the storms do not appear likely until between 9 PM and 11 PM for most of us. While some breaks are possible, the overall risk for severe storms will not end until 6-7 AM Saturday. A second round of storms may develop and track through the Valley between 3 AM and 6 AM. Some small adjustments are still possible.

A few showers and thunderstorms are possible Saturday afternoon, too. Depending on how energized the atmosphere is after tonight's storms, a severe thunderstorm or two is possible again Saturday afternoon.

Make sure your NOAA Weather Radio is on alert mode tonight. We will bring live updates on air. If you lose power, you can watch our live stream at WAAYTV.com or with the WAAY 31 News app. Be ready to move to your tornado safe place with little to no warning.

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Scottsboro
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