From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE –According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, more afternoon and evening thunderstorms are likely for Saturday.
Storms could include, high winds, large hail, heavy rainfall and dangerous cloud to ground lightning. The threat area is generally a line west of Selma to Alabaster to Moody to Sardis City.
This system is pushing storms out well ahead of the main front.
“The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has the western half of Alabama in the standard slight risk for severe weather today with damaging wind the biggest threat but isolated tornadoes will also be possible,” Brian Peters of AlabamaWX reported.
For the afternoon, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the Trussville area, mainly after 5 p.m., with rain chances climbing through the afternoon and into Saturday evening, according to NWS-Birmingham.
Showers and thunderstorms are likely Saturday night, mainly before 9 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
Severe thunderstorms on Friday produced high winds, heavy rains and significant cloud to ground lightning, which ignited fires at several homes and apartment building in the metro area.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 1111 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016 ALZ011>015-017>050-011915- MARION-LAMAR-FAYETTE-WINSTON-WALKER-BLOUNT-ETOWAH-CALHOUN-CHEROKEE- CLEBURNE-PICKENS-TUSCALOOSA-JEFFERSON-SHELBY-ST. CLAIR-TALLADEGA- CLAY-RANDOLPH-SUMTER-GREENE-HALE-PERRY-BIBB-CHILTON-COOSA-TALLAPOOSA- CHAMBERS-MARENGO-DALLAS-AUTAUGA-LOWNDES-ELMORE-MONTGOMERY-MACON- BULLOCK-LEE-RUSSELL-PIKE-BARBOUR- 1111 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE COUNTIES SERVED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BIRMINGHAM. .DAY ONE...OUTLOOK THROUGH TONIGHT. A FEW SEVERE STORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...MAINLY BETWEEN 3PM AND 8PM. THE THREAT AREA IS GENERALLY WEST OF A LINE FROM SELMA TO ALABASTER TO MOODY TO SARDIS CITY. THE PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AND LARGE HAIL. THE STORMS WILL ALSO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL AND FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. A BRIEF TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT.