As of 9:28 pm, showers with some embedded heavier rain continues to fall over portions of North/Central Alabama located along and north of the I-20/59 corridor. All activity remains under severe limits, but a marginal risk for severe storms continues from now through the overnight hours until sunrise.
The surface low will move into the southwestern portions of Central Alabama around or before 11:00 pm tonight and that is when we will see the main window for any stronger to severe storms open up. The low will progress roughly along the I-20/59 corridor across the area and should exit the state by 4:00 am.
We can expect pressure gradient winds to increase out ahead of the low as it gets closer to the area and will remain breezy after it passes.
There have been no change in thought with the forecast for tonight as there will be a very small risk of isolated damaging wind gusts and a brief tornado. Stay tuned.
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