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Alabama and Georgia brace for strong storms Thursday

Strong storms are expected to make their way through Alabama and Georgia Thursday afternoon. 

Alabama
The National Weather Service predicts central Alabama has a medium risk for damaging winds and hail. There is also a chance of flooding in spots but only a slight risk of tornadoes.

The weather service says strong to severe storms are possible along and ahead of a cold front moving across the middle part of the state. Chances of storms are lower in north and south Alabama.

Georgia
Forecasters are expecting thunderstorms across north and central Georgia. These storms may have the potential to turn severe, with threats of large hail, potentially damaging winds and lightning.

Temperatures should be cooler on Friday, with highs in the 60s in north Alabama.

A hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service indicates the storms are part of an upper-level low pressure system moving southeast toward Georgia.

Stay ahead of the storms

  • Stay with Storm Team 9 on-air and online at WTVM.com for updates on Thursday's severe weather risk. 

  • Keep up with severe weather warnings and weather alerts on the go by downloading the WTVM Weather app (http://wtvm.com/apps).  

  • Also, you can sign up for our breaking news and weather text alerts at http://wtvm.com/alerts. You will receive up to 5 messages per day. Text HELP for help. Text STOP to stop. Message and data rates may apply.

  • Track the storms movements with our Interactive Radar.

  • If you see something happening, safely snap a picture, then send it to pix@wtvm.com. You can also post your photos on our Facebook wall. 

  • Follow our weather tweets @wtvmweather. You can send in your storm report by tweeting using the hashtag #wtvmwx

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