Severe weather threat this afternoon

Severe weather threat this afternoon

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A line of thunderstorms moving through Alabama could become severe this afternoon.

Tuesday afternoon, the nation's Storm Prediction Center issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the eastern half of Alabama, effective until 8 p.m. The Storm Prediction Center said as a cold front passes through Alabama this afternoon, there is a small chance a few thunderstorms could become severe.  

The SPC said the best chance of severe weather will generally be along and southeast of a line from Wedowee (Randolph County) to Montgomery.

Large hail and damaging, straight-line winds will be the primary threat. The SPC said the tornado threat is minimal.

FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice says the minimal severe weather threat was expected with this system. He said on the FOX6 weather blog the majority of the storms should be moving into Georgia by sunset.

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