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FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Severe storms possible Wednesday

04 April 2018

Threats with these storms would be damaging winds, large hail, and an isolated tornado can not be ruled out.

Outside the thunderstorms, wind gusts will approach 50 miles per hour.

Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s and low 80s ahead of the front. A Wind Advisory has been issued for several North Alabama counties, including Limestone, from 1-10 p.m.

We will have a cold front track through Central Alabama. The threat for storms to increase and become severe is very high this afternoon and evening.

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The Storm Prediction Center has placed an ENHANCED RISK for severe storms over the entire WMC Action News 5 coverage area.

Much of the day will be dry until late afternoon when storms begin to move in from the west.

TIMING: Storms move in between 5PM-7PM. Behind it, northwest winds will also be possible into the evening hours, the weather service said. While we do not now see a significant severe weather threat for the Friday/Saturday rain event, it's certainly something we will need to watch as the week progresses.

Windy and cold with morning snow showers on Wednesday. We have a wintry mix of showers in the forecast.

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With this colder air coming in after this system, freezing temperatures and areas of frost are possible Thursday morning.

Sunny skies return Wednesday and cooler with highs in the mid-60s.

If you have outdoor plans for Friday or Saturday it would be best to make indoor alternatives in case rain occurs.

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FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Severe storms possible Wednesday