FIRST ALERT: Freeze warning tonight, stormy weather this weekend

FIRST ALERT: Freeze warning tonight, stormy weather this weekend

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - FREEZE WARNING: A FREEZE WARNING will go into effect beginning at midnight tonight for the entire WSFA viewing area. This warning also includes the rest of Alabama expect the southern half of Mobile and Washington counties. Appropriate action should be taken to protect sensitive plants and vegetation.

With temperatures down in the upper 20s to low 30s overnight, pets should also be brought inside if possible.

WARMING UP: Our gradual warming trend will continue tomorrow and Friday. Fair weather will hold steady as we move through another bright and chilly morning tomorrow. Eventually, southerly skies and westerly winds will allow for temperatures to peak in the upper 60s to low 70s Thursday afternoon.

Thursday night will be cool, but we'll likely stay above freezing. With a warmer start Friday, expect warmer afternoon conditions in the mid 70s.

IMPACTFUL WEATHER: A few showers and storms look to return to the state as early as Friday afternoon. But more widespread rain is ahead for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Severe weather isn't a big concern for Saturday, but we're expecting a wide coverage of showers with a few embedded storms. One or two of these storms may be on the intense side of things so we'll keep a watchful eye.

Rain coverage will dip Sunday before things ramp back up Monday.

Monday has a better chance for strong/severe storms, but no its not a guarantee! There's a lot of time between now and then so we're going to monitor new data as it comes in. But just know Monday is a day of interest for us and early signs are pointing towards the potential for thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds and an isolated tornado.

So what should you do now? No need to panic, just stay updated, we'll continue to provide updates over the coming days as we fine tune our forecast and make sure you're prepared before the storms arrive.

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