Waves of rain and storms likely through Saturday morning

Isolated pockets of wind damage and hail are possible, tornado risk is very low

Hour by hour timing of our next two storm setups...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - We’ll see scattered showers and thunderstorms develop very early Friday morning (close to sunrise) and continue to pop-up throughout the day Friday. It won’t rain that entire time, but there’s a pretty good chance you’ll see at least one shower or storm.

The most intense storm cores could produce isolated pockets of wind damage and/or large hail on Friday. The tornado risk is very, very low.

Scattered showers and storms are expected Friday, with the potential for some severe storms.
Scattered showers and storms are expected Friday, with the potential for some severe storms. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

A line of storms will form west of us late Friday, then push into Alabama late Friday night and into Saturday morning. This line will be capable of producing damaging wind, small hail and perhaps a tornado or two. The line will likely enter the western counties of the state just before midnight, then push eastward through midday Saturday.

It’s pretty much a guarantee that we will all get a good deal of rain and thunderstorm action during this window. With the storms expected to be organized, there will be a threat for severe wind gusts to 60 mph, hail to 1″ in diameter and isolated tornadoes. You should be weather aware from roughly midnight Friday night through noon Saturday.

Aside from the severe weather threats, there is also the question of flooding. It doesn’t look like it will be a huge or widespread issue for us since the rain will come in waves, but there is certainly a chance of some flash flooding where the heavier rain winds up falling.

A complex of storms is likely Saturday morning. Damaging wind gusts are the primary hazard.
A complex of storms is likely Saturday morning. Damaging wind gusts are the primary hazard. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The main batch of rain and storms will likely be out of our area by early afternoon, leading to a mainly dry second half of the day.

Expect lower 80s for Sunday and early next week with mainly dry weather returning. Skies will be partly cloudy each day.

Showers end in South Alabama by lunchtime today. Rain and storm chances are then elevated Friday and through the first half of Saturday.
Showers end in South Alabama by lunchtime today. Rain and storm chances are then elevated Friday and through the first half of Saturday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

There is another cool-down showing up in models later next week, but no frosty or freezing temperatures are anticipated. At worst, we will see overnight lows fall into the middle and upper 40s, with daytime highs generally in the lower and middle 70s.

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