Limestone and surrounding counties are under a Hazardous Weather Outlook alert from the National Weather Service in Huntsville.
Although thunderstorms are expected to be the main threat, an isolated tornado is possible.
The alert states: “Scattered thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening as an upper disturbance moves across the Tennessee Valley area. Some storms could be strong to locally severe with hail and damaging wind gusts as the primary threats. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out as well.”
The thunderstorm threat is expected to end tonight as the upper disturbance moves east of the area.
However, another round of severe weather is possible Thursday night as a strong cold front moves in. The alert states: “Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop along and ahead of the cold front. Present indicators suggest the potential for large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes with any severe thunderstorms.”
The Hazardous Weather Outlook is in effect for Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Cullman in Alabama and Moore, Lincoln and Franklin in Tennessee.