West Alabama is at risk for another severe weather event this Thursday.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Birmingham has placed all of West Alabama in an Enhanced Risk area for Thursday's severe weather event. Primary threats in this severe weather event could include damaging straight line winds of up to 70 miles an hour, large hail, and tornadoes--some of which could be strong or violent.

ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann shared his thoughts on the current forecast outlook, stating that advance preparation will be necessary.

"For now it looks like the main window for severe thunderstorms will come from about noon until midnight Thursday. We will be much more specific about the magnitude of the threat and the timing later today and tomorrow morning, but needless to say everyone will need to be in a position to hear severe weather warnings Thursday. You should have a good plan after last week's event... be ready to use it again."

ACTIVE WEATHER RETURNS: Showers and a few thunderstorms will push into Alabama today ahead of a cold front. Not an "all...

Posted by James Spann on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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