First Alert: Strong to severe storm chances return to Alabama midweek
A cold front will bring strong to severe storms back to Alabama Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The beautiful weather from this past weekend will continue for the start of the week ahead. After a cool start to the day Monday, we are expecting a mix of sun and clouds with afternoon highs warming into the middle 70s, winds will be out of the southeast around 5 to 10 mph. Clouds will be on the increase Monday night with lows hovering into the middle to lower 50s.
Tuesday will start off warm and breezy and end stormy. Clouds will be around on Tuesday with afternoon highs reaching in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Winds will be breezy out of the southeast around 10 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.
We are tracking a major cold front that will enter the state during the afternoon Tuesday and push across the region through the mornings hours on Wednesday.
This line of showers and storms will have the potential to produce damaging winds, heavy rain, large hail and isolated tornadoes. The highest threat to see strong storms will be in West Alabama. With that being said, everyone across Central and South Alabama will need to be weather alert Tuesday through Wednesday.
Once this major storm system passes the region, we will start to dry out during the afternoon hours Wednesday. Skies will become partly cloudy with afternoon highs warming into the lower 70s. Wednesday night, we will see a passing shower possible with lows in the 40s area wide.
The remainder of the week is looking dry and cool. Both Thursday and Friday we will see mostly sunny conditions with afternoon highs in the 60s and overnight lows in the 40s under fair conditions.
The upcoming weekend ahead is also looking tranquil. Expect plenty of sunshine both Saturday and Sunday. Afternoon highs will warm into the 60s and 70s with overnight lows remaining in the 40s.
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