RADAR CHECK: Scattered showers and thunderstorms have formed across Alabama this afternoon as expected. They moving slowly to the east, and producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and lots of lightning. Some of the heavier storms are over the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama. Away from the thunderstorms, some some places this is the hottest day so far this year. Birmingham hit 93 degrees at 2p CT; other communities are in the low 90s as well.