Potential tropical cyclone will bring rain, wind to parts of Alabama Friday night and Saturday

Until then, we are comfortably cool and dry!

Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen: brings rain, wind to our area Friday night/Saturday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Cooler than normal temps and a potential tropical system in the Gulf?! Welcome to Fall here in Alabama... you never know what you are going to get. Just like last night, temperatures will dive into the upper 40s and low 50s by early Friday morning. It’s a quiet start to our day with only a few clouds and a bit of a breeze.

Our Friday may start of on a chilly not, but temperatures will once again rebound back into the lower 70s by the afternoon... we’ll stay mostly sunny throughout the day, but a few clouds will return ahead of our next chance of rain. If you plan on going out to any one of the local high school football games, keep your First Alert weather app handy - it’s won’t be a washout, but we few showers could pop up during the evening/overnight, especially in our far southern counties.

Our chance for seeing even more rain grows across parts of our viewing area thanks to a system brewing in the Gulf; the National Hurricane Center has named this system “Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen” and that’s just a fancy way to say this system is not yet reaching Tropical Storm status, but it could within the next 48 hours.

We're tracking this system in the tropics...
We're tracking this system in the tropics... (Source: WSFA 12 News)

This system will likely bring storm surge and wind hazards to portions of the Gulf Coast, per the National Hurricane Center... because of that, both Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings have been issued along the coast.

Watches and Warnings
Watches and Warnings (Source: WSFA 12 News)

We’re not expecting severe weather in our area with this storm. Heavy rain is possible for central and south Alabama Friday night and Saturday, and gusty winds are possible for southeast Alabama.

The storm will likely clear our area by Saturday night, but a few showers could possibly linger into our late Saturday/early Sunday.

Wet weather returns by late Friday/early Saturday for parts of our area...
Wet weather returns by late Friday/early Saturday for parts of our area... (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Our next front will arrive by Monday of next week... there’s the potential for strong to potentially severe storms with this system, so we will be watching closely. Stay tuned!

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