First Alert: Storms pushing steadily eastward

First Alert: Storms pushing steadily eastward
Tornado watch for central Alabama until midnight. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A line of rain and thunderstorms is sweeping across Alabama early this morning. After a very busy day with multiple tornadoes in our northern/western counties, things are calming down a bit now. The line is slowly weakening as it moves through the rest of the state, producing gusty wind, heavy rain and a few lightning strikes. We’ll watch for any random “pop-up” pockets of rotation, but the tornado threat is very low and drops lower with each passing hour.

Future radar
Future radar

A few showers will hang around Friday, and it won’t be as warm as it has been the past couple of days. Highs will be in the mid 60s tomorrow, then lows will drop to the 40s that night.

By the weekend, much cooler, drier air will have arrived. Saturday, temperatures will struggle to reach a high in the 60s, and that night, lows will drop to the 30s.

Mostly sunny skies and sixty-degree temperatures will stick around for much of the upcoming workweek.

7-day forecast includes a cool, dry weekend
7-day forecast includes a cool, dry weekend (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The rain ends Friday morning, and colder air sweeps into the state. Highs on Friday stay in the 60s, and we’ll struggle into the lower 60s on Saturday. Spotty frost is possible Saturday night into Sunday morning, as temperatures drop into the mid 30s.

Cool, dry weather continues into early next week.

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