First Alert: Warmer, strong storms possible this weekend

Cold front brings more storms to the state Saturday into Sunday

Josh Johnson's Wednesday night update

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Another cold start for Alabama; we’ll warm up significantly this afternoon, though, and that will mark a trend towards warmer weather. Highs Thursday head into the 60s, and many of us will reach 70 degrees on Friday. Everyone is dry Thursday, and most of us will be dry Friday, too, with only a small chance of a quick shower.

That changes this weekend, though. A deep surface low tracks to our northwest, which will pull warm and unstable air into Alabama Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. Coupled with plenty of wind shear, this will set the stage for a round of showers and thunderstorms.

Strong storms possible this weekend
Strong storms possible this weekend (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The greatest severe weather risk will likely be in west and northwest Alabama, but we believe the storms will still carry a risk of tornadoes, wind and hail as they move across the state overnight and into Sunday morning. We’ll be watching.

7 day forecast
7 day forecast (Source: Wsfa 12 News)

The front stalls just south of us, meaning that some rain chance will linger into early next week.

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