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Timeline for severe storm threat Thursday through Friday

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Storms are expected to enter the state around 9:00 p.m. Thursday. Source: WBRC Storms are expected to enter the state around 9:00 p.m. Thursday. Source: WBRC
The main squall line will pass through Birmingham and central Alabama around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Source: WBRC The main squall line will pass through Birmingham and central Alabama around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Source: WBRC
The storms will likely be out of the FOX6 viewing area by 5 a.m. and will exit the state around 6 a.m. Friday. Source: WBRC The storms will likely be out of the FOX6 viewing area by 5 a.m. and will exit the state around 6 a.m. Friday. Source: WBRC
Damaging winds will be the main threat with this storm system and there could also be a threat of hail. Source: WBRC Damaging winds will be the main threat with this storm system and there could also be a threat of hail. Source: WBRC
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A line of severe storms may enter west Alabama counties as early as 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the latest weather models.

Highs on Thursday will reach the mid 70s, but things will quickly change tonight as the cold front approaches.

A strong line of storms will likely impact the I-65 corridor around midnight Thursday and be in east Alabama around 1:30 a.m. Friday. The severe weather should be out of the state by 5:30 a.m. or 6 a.m.

The Storm Prediction Center says there is a 5 percent chance of tornadoes with this system, but the primary threat is still damaging winds which could reach speeds over 60 mph. Strong winds could bring down trees and cause power outages.

FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice says the greatest tornado risk will be for areas closer to the Alabama/Mississippi state line and west of I-65. The storms are expected to weaken as they move east.

By late Friday morning, clouds should clear rapidly, leading into a beautiful Friday afternoon and weekend with partly to cloudy skies.

Watch FOX6 News at noon, 5, 5:30, 6, 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. for the latest updates on the threat of severe weather. A live stream of our newscast is available at www.FoxAlabamaLive.com and the WBRC News and Weather apps.

 

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You can get severe weather updates, including live FOX6 severe weather coverage, on the following Clear Channel radio stations in west and central Alabama:

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Birmingham: Magic 96.5, 102.5 The Bull, 103.7 The Q, News Radio 105.5 WERC, 103.1 The Vulcan, 104.1 The Beat, and 105.1 Hallelujah

 

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