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Snapshot of radar during Smiths Station tornado warning Snapshot of radar during Smiths Station tornado warning
After a stormy morning, we've entered a bit of a lull as the squall line has moved on, out of our area.  It left behind only .39" of rain in Columbus, and a large expanse of low clouds that cover the area.

The clouds and cooler air in the wake of the storm has helped to stabilize the air, which could be good news for us this afternoon as it may suppress the development of new storms and could delay our next round of severe weather.

If we see the sun break through in the afternoon, we should be able to climb above the 80º mark along with high humidity.  Thunderstorms are likely to develop off to our west in Alabama late in the afternoon, headed our way later tonight and possibly early Wednesday morning.  According to the latest from the Storm Prediction Center, the highest tornado threat will be west of I-65 in Alabama, with more of a wind damage threat in our area tonight.

A front will eventually pass through to put an end to the volatile weather, but that may not happen until late in the day Wednesday, so our area will still be in line for heavy rain, lightning, hail and gusty winds through at least Wednesday morning.

Your First Alert weather team will continue to bring  you the latest information for our local area throughout the day and night.

Kurt Schmitz

Kurt joined WRBL's First Alert 3 staff in September 2011 after a 34-year career in television meteorology. More>>

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