MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It was a quiet and chilly Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with abundant sunshine and highs in the upper 40s and low 50s. Now, temperatures are falling into the low 30s for our overnight hours.
The forecast will stay dry, but not for long; by Tuesday afternoon a few light showers could pop up on radar in far west/south Alabama, with all signs pointing to more pre-frontal showers developing Tuesday evening ahead of our next system. It will bring a good helping of rain Tuesday night, Wednesday and Wednesday night, but severe weather is not anticipated.
Our next round of rain is brought by a cold front, so we’ll be cooling down behind the rainfall once again. Highs will be in the 40s Thursday and Friday.
Weekend Surveying Update: While data is still considered to be preliminary, survey crews with the National Weather Service office out of Birmingham have now confirmed 4 tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon. The stronger of which was the Wetumpka tornado... as of right now, it is considered to be a strong EF-2 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 135 mph, a maximum path width of 700 yards and a path length of 18.2 miles long.
Two more EF-1 tornadoes were confirmed near Booth and Tyler; stay tuned for more details on their paths and wind speeds. The final storm was located in Coosa County, southeast of Rockford, and is been given an EF-1 rating with maximum winds of 100 mph.