FIRST ALERT: Active week of weather brings multiple storm threats

Tornado Watch in effect for Chilton, Coosa, Tallapoosa and Chambers until 4am
FIRST ALERT 12: New update to the hour-by-hour future radar as we track rain & storms moving across the area tonight.
Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 3:38 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2021 at 9:42 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The First Alert Weather team is tracking a rather active weather pattern for the remainder of 2021 and the first few days of 2022. We are tracking strong to severe storm activity arriving late Wednesday night during the overnight period and that will linger into the morning hours on Thursday.

Storms are likely this week
Storms are likely this week(WSFA 12 News)

While the threat for severe weather this Wednesday evening into the overnight period is very low, we cannot rule out strong winds in the storms, frequent lightning, heavy rain, or a brief tornado.

Showers and storms will linger through Thursday morning, pushing out of the region by midday.

The severe weather threat is even lower with activity that pushes through the area between Thursday afternoon, into Friday and through Saturday morning. Anything that develops during this time period will be general rain or thunderstorms. While a stronger storm is possible during this time period, that will be the exception and not the rule.

We will ring in the new year on a stormy note. The first day of 2022 we will be tracking a strong cold front across the state.

A few showers and storms may develop early in the day on Saturday, but rain and storm coverage will ramp up later in the day, mainly Saturday afternoon into the night and lingering into Sunday morning.

This second major system we are watching, has enough ingredients in place that it could be a more substantial severe weather threat for our area.

Right now, the wind and flooding threat looks to be the highest threat we are tracking Saturday. While the tornado and hail threat are low, they are not zero.

Storms are likely this week
Storms are likely this week(WSFA 12 News)

The highest chance for strong to severe storms on Saturday will be during the late afternoon through sunrise Sunday time frame. Once the main threat exits the region, showers will linger through the day on Sunday and strong north winds will usher in much colder air by Sunday afternoon.

Until the colder air arrives on Sunday afternoon, temperatures will continue to be unseasonably warm, toping the middle 70s to lower 80s each day to end 2021, even with the rain and clouds around. Once temperatures drop on Sunday, we will remain colder for the first full week of the new year.

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