Clouds linger today, severe storms possible Thursday

FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY Tornado watch in effect cool front to follow

Forecast FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY Tornado watch in effect cool front to follow Severe weather outlook for Wednesday March 17

For the affected counties in our area, quarter-sized hail and strong winds of up to 55 miles per hour are possible, NWS-Wichita noted.

The test is part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week which runs through Sunday and includes coordinated efforts to work with residents, businesses, and government agencies across IN on preparedness activities.

Damaging winds, hail, and a few tornadoes are possible in any stronger storms.

With isolated flooding already being reported in western Alabama, the Storm Prediction Center said hail as large as tennis balls and intense twisters were possible across the region Wednesday. One PDS is active in parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and MS, while another PDS is active in central MS and Alabama.

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency warned the storms could be a "dangerous and life-threatening event".

"Projections are showing that this will likely be a widespread event, with some of the most severe weather anticipated late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning", Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said in a statement.

The test is part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week which runs through Sunday. Make sure to have a way to receive alerts, such as the KPLC First Alert Weather App throughout the day should we have warnings or watches issued.

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