First Alert: A few strong storms overnight?

Josh Johnson's Monday night update

Scattered rain and thunderstorms continue to develop across parts of the area early this morning. A few of these could produce some gusty wind or small hail, and we can’t completely rule out a brief tornado. For many, it’s just a mild night with a few passing showers and distant rumbles of thunder.

The overall risk is very low - but what does that mean? First, for any risk level, you need multiple, reliable ways of getting weather warnings - Facebook and outdoor sirens are NOT reliable sources. You need our weather app and a weather radio.

Tonight’s risk is very low, which means you probably don’t need to cancel your plans or seek alternate shelter options. You should check the weather once or twice tonight, and again, you need a source of weather warnings that can wake you up.

Leftover showers and perhaps a rumble of thunder will linger into Tuesday, but the severe weather risk goes away. Sunny, warm weather returns for Wednesday and Thursday, then another storm system will impact Alabama Friday and into the weekend. Some severe weather becomes a possibility by Saturday night into Sunday. Too early for details, but it’s on our radar - we will keep you ahead of it!

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