Showers, storms arrive Wednesday

Gusty wind and torrential rain for many

Warming up today ahead of potential strong storms tomorrow...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - After a beautiful, warm and mostly sunny Tuesday, big changes arrive tomorrow.

A cold front, currently producing big severe weather problems west of us, will move into Alabama on Wednesday. Ahead of it, a weakening line of thunderstorms will likely impact parts of the state early Wednesday. This initial line of storms will probably not produce any damaging weather, just thunder, lightning and some heavy rain. This initial line will also cool and stabilize the air over Alabama. So, expect a few calm hours after this initial wave of storms fizzles out.

By tomorrow afternoon, though, new storms will likely develop.

Strong to severe storms are possible late in the day Wednesday.
Strong to severe storms are possible late in the day Wednesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

These could produce small pockets of 60 mph wind gusts, lightning and heavy rain. The tornado risk is near zero.

Storms Wednesday, sunshine Thursday and beyond
Storms Wednesday, sunshine Thursday and beyond (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Once the potential second round of rain and storms moves out during the evening, skies clear and comfortable temperatures return to end the week in the 70s.

Looking ahead, a strong ridge will take over by this weekend, meaning hot and sunny weather will dominate from Saturday into next week. Highs will reach the middle and upper 80s. Some lower 90s are expected in spots.

Storms Wednesday, sunshine Thursday and beyond
Storms Wednesday, sunshine Thursday and beyond (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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