MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Enjoy one more nice, warm and calm Spring day - because after Wednesday, the pattern flips. A batch of showers and storms rolls through Alabama early Thursday. We’ll mention a very, very low risk of severe weather as it passes; any problem areas will be brief and localized. For most (or all) of us, its just some rain and scattered thunder.
Most of the concentrated shower and storm activity will be over with by 1-2pm Thursday, but we can’t rule out a couple of additional showers and storms possibly popping up with highs back in the 80s. After the early day round of rain departs, skies will turn partly cloudy.
Another period of elevated to high shower and thunderstorm chances is in the forecast late Thursday night through Saturday afternoon. It won’t rain that entire time, but there’s a good probability we see rain and storms a few times.
Right now, we don’t see a big severe weather threat associated with the upcoming rain, but it’s Alabama. So we can’t totally rule out a few stronger storms or even a couple of marginally severe storms.
We also don’t see a big or widespread flooding concern, but depending on where the rounds of rain end up tracking, some instances of flooding and flash flooding may occur. Most spots will likely end up with 2-3″ of rain over a 3-day span.
Highs will be a touch cooler for both Friday and Saturday with the higher rain chances. Temps will reach the upper 70s on Friday and the middle 70s on Saturday.
Models are now in pretty good agreement on drier weather for Sunday and Monday behind a cold front. It won’t be cooler behind the front -- despite its name -- with highs in the 80s, but it will be dry with a good deal of sunshine.
There is another cool-down showing up in models for next week, but no frosty or freezing temperatures are currently anticipated.
At worst, we will see overnight lows back into the upper 40s.