MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Have the past couple of days have felt warmer than normal by mid-March standards? Yes! Upper 70s and low 80s have been easy to come by the past several afternoons, and that’s a good 10 degree above normal for this time of year. As we wrap up winter and officially head into spring later on today, Mother Nature will keep us on our toes... a cool-down is on the way for the weekend!
Our mostly dry streak comes to an end tomorrow as a cold front brings rain and thunderstorms through the area later in the day. At first, the wet weather will be isolated, but then rain and rumbles will move in through the later afternoon and evening hours. We cannot rule out damaging wind gusts or hail in the storms that develop during the second half of Friday. The threat is highest for our northern and western counties, as the risk will likely diminish as the line crosses the I-85 area (around 8pm). Overall the risk will remain very low and short-lived.
Cooler air starts to flow into the state Saturday, and a few showers could linger. By Sunday, a warm-front will lift into Alabama, likely kicking off another pattern of warm and unsettled weather.
Pollen counts are forecast to be high over the coming days.