Severe storms are likely across the state today, with a higher risk for storms in the northwest corner of Alabama. 

The National Weather Service in Birmingham forecasts storms as early as 1 p.m. this afternoon. Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and points westward are under a 'slight' risk area; threats include damaging winds of 60 MPH and ping-pong ball size hail.

Another chance for storms is possible later this week. We'll continue to monitor the forecast for you and keep you up-to-date with the latest information.