MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The next 48 hours will feature warmer, cloudy and *mainly* dry weather - with a few exceptions.
A few isolated showers are possible Friday, mainly north of us. We’ll include a 20% chance of a passing shower in the forecast, but understand that most places stay dry.
The weekend system has trended slower, which also suggests a lower tornado risk. The latest data supports the idea of a mainly dry Saturday, with only a small chance of a strong storm in our far western counties. For many, it’s a warm, breezy Saturday with no rain.
To our west, a significant severe weather episode is possible across parts of northeast Texas, northern Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, northwest Alabama and western Tennessee.
These storms will likely push into north Alabama Saturday night, and our area will be on the southern fringe of the storms. So, we’ll mention a low but not zero risk of severe weather Saturday night, mainly from Montgomery northward.
Sunday, the cold front slowly drifts into south Alabama. With plenty of warm, moist air, scattered showers and thunderstorms are a good bet. But, by Sunday, much of the wind shear necessary to create tornadoes will have lifted out to the northeast. So, the primary concern with any intense storm cores would be damaging wind gusts and perhaps some small hail.
So, we can’t give you an all clear for the weekend, but today’s trends have been good for us. We’ll hope that continues.