First Alert: Windy Wednesday, storms late Thursday?

Josh Johnson's Tuesday evening update

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Clear, comfortable weather grabs the headlines tonight into tomorrow; lows will drop into the 50s tonight, with mid and upper 70s tomorrow. Warm, sure, but Wednesday will be quite windy at times.

This wind is due to an incredibly deep storm system taking shape in the central Plains; we’ll stay breezy Wednesday night and Thursday, too. Securing loose outdoor objects (furniture cushions, trash cans, etc.) tonight would be a good idea!

Windy Wednesday!
Windy Wednesday! (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The front approaches Alabama late Thursday. Ahead of it, we’ll deal with a scattering of showers and a storm or two. These won’t be severe. Then, Thursday night, the front slides through the state, and a few strong or severe storms will be possible along a squall line. The greatest combination of wind shear and instability will be over west Alabama, where a “Slight” risk of severe weather exists. There, we can’t rule out a few isolated damaging wind gusts or a brief, isolated tornado.

A slight risk of severe weather unfolds late Thursday.
A slight risk of severe weather unfolds late Thursday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

For much of our area, the risk is slim to none.

Noticeably cooler air arrives as the rain ends Friday afternoon; highs on Saturday and Sunday drop into the lower 60s, with mid and upper 30s likely Saturday night. Don’t plant those gardens yet!

Josh Johnson, WSFA First Alert Chief Meteorologist

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