MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - As of early Saturday morning, we are tracking showers approaching from west to east. As this shield of rain is upping our coverage of wet weather across central and south Alabama, it will also bring with it the potential threat for some thunderstorms, a few of which could be strong to severe.
A high chance of rain and thunderstorms exists Saturday, but there will likely be breaks in the actions. During the morning round, a widespread area of wet weather will feature a low-end threat for a few stronger storms, and then again during the afternoon we could see some scattered re-development that impacts parts of the region during the second half of the day.
The first wave of rain is already here, and it possess the ability to produce damaging wind gusts up to 60mph, large hail and a spin-up tornado or two.
The second round of storms is more conditional and not quite as widespread. Once the first round of storms comes to an end late Saturday morning, temperatures should rise into the upper 70s with perhaps a few peeks of sunshine. As a result, the ingredients needed for additional thunderstorm development will be present for the afternoon hours.
Not everyone will see the afternoon activity, but the risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms is there for the entire region. These storms will be capable of damaging wind gusts and large hail if they get intense enough.
All rain ends early Saturday evening, giving way to a beautiful second half of the weekend. Sunday will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s with lower humidity.
A good amount of sunshine will stick around for Monday, with some clouds mixed in for Tuesday and Wednesday. Temps will be warmer in the low 80s Monday and mid-80s Tuesday and Wednesday.