MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Some scattered rain lingers, but the risk of severe weather has ended in our state. But, not before causing tragedy in west Alabama. One person was killed and another injured by storms in Marengo County very early Thursday morning. The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirmed this was caused by an EF1 tornado that touched down south of Demopolis with max winds of 105 - 110 mph.
Colder air swept into the state this afternoon; and now temperatures are dropping into the 30s.
As the upper low swings overhead, a few scattered showers are possible overnight. Then, as colder air surges in Friday morning, a few wet snowflakes could fly across the northern portions of central Alabama. No impacts, just an isolated novelty. Most of you won’t see any snow.
Comfortably cool weather continues into the weekend. Some scattered showers are possible Saturday, before a dry pattern briefly takes over for Sunday. But, it won’t last - more rain and storms are likely by the first half of next week.
We’ll have to watch next week’s system closely; early indications are that we could see some thunderstorms. And, with loads of warm air close by, we could see some strong storms in that mix. We’ll watch.