Severe storms are once again in the forecast, bringing the threat of damaging winds and large hail to West Alabama this afternoon and into the evening hours.

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has placed much of Alabama under a slight risk for severe storms through 8 p.m. tonight:

Scattered to perhaps numerous showers and storms are expected to
develop during the afternoon hours today across Central Alabama.
Isolated damaging winds up to 60mph are possible with stronger
storms. Areas along and south of a line from Pickens to Cleburne
County have the best isolated severe storm chance. The severe storm
threat is expected to subside after sunset this evening.

For a more in-depth look at the forecast, check out the latest Weather Xtreme video from Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa and ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann below.

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