First Alert: Perfect Tuesday and Wednesday, then storms return

Severe weather possible (again) Thursday night

Josh Johnson's Monday night update

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Perfect Spring weather continues for the next few days across Alabama. A clear, cool night is underway; we’ll bottom out in the upper 40s by sunrise Tuesday. Expect sunny, comfortable weather tomorrow, with a light breeze and temperatures soaring into the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Our next system arrives on Thursday, as a potent cold front slices through Mississippi and then moves into Alabama. Ahead of the front, warm and unstable air will surge in from the Gulf of Mexico. Then, a secondary surface low will develop along the front, somewhere to our northwest. The exact timing and intensity of this secondary surface low will determine exactly what happens in Alabama - is this a line of storms that passes with little fanfare, or a more robust severe weather event with tornadoes, large hail and wind?

First Alert: Storms likely Thursday night
First Alert: Storms likely Thursday night (WSFA 12 News)

As of this writing, the data leans more towards the idea of a risk of severe weather, so we’ll go with a LOW risk for now. This is likely to change as we get closer to Thursday night. Either way, you should have multiple, reliable ways of getting weather warnings in place - just in case.

Cooler, drier air slowly returns for Friday and the weekend - as of now, we expect a perfect Easter Sunday, with sunny weather, cool mornings and warm afternoons.

Storms likely Thursday night, comfortable and dry by Easter!
Storms likely Thursday night, comfortable and dry by Easter! (WSFA 12 News)

A weekend with no storms - we’ve earned it!

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