A cold front is expected to move across the state today and severe storms are anticipated ahead of cooler temperatures.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Birmingham projects storms to impact West Alabama between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today.

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Damaging winds of up to 60 miles an hour and quarter-size hail will be possible. ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann explains threats associated with today's storms in the latest post on alabamawx.com:

The main threat today will come from strong, potentially damaging straight line winds. With the ground saturated, it won’t take much to knock down some trees. An isolated, brief tornado is possible, but not likely. Some small hail is a possibility as well.

Temperatures in Tuscaloosa will drop rapidly after storms with highs falling into the 40's. A freeze will be possible overnight.

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