First Alert: Pushing 90° before storms arrive Friday

Some of the storms Friday could be strong to severe
First Alert 12: Updated look the hour-by-hour future radar as we track heat, humidity and storms to end the week.
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 5:04 AM CDT|Updated: May. 4, 2022 at 10:11 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The summer-like feeling will continue for the next couple of days as heat and humidity rule the forecast. A shift in the overall weather pattern arrives by Friday and it could impact your weekend plans... tonight we will see mild conditions and patchy fog. Tomorrow it will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 80s, but many will see their first 90° day of 2022 Thursday afternoon with mostly dry conditions!

A cold front will push closer Thursday night, perhaps bringing some scattered showers and a few storms before sunrise Friday. The front itself pushes through on Friday, which is when our highest rain and storm coverage will be. It won’t rain all day, but the chance of getting wet is high.

A cold front brings showers and storms Friday.
A cold front brings showers and storms Friday.(WSFA 12 News)

Some of the storms will be strong to severe and be capable of producing strong to damaging wind gusts, hail to the size of quarters and heavy rain. The tornado threat, while not zero, is very, very low.

A level 2-of-4 risk for severe weather exists Friday.
A level 2-of-4 risk for severe weather exists Friday.(WSFA 12 News)

Behind the front it will turn a little less humid for the weekend and early next week. We’ve hit the time of year where the humidity doesn’t go away, but it can drop at least a little bit behind fronts.

With the lower humidity, conditions will dry out this weekend just in time for Mother’s Day. We can’t totally rule out a couple of showers or storms on Saturday, but it should be mainly dry. Mother’s Day itself will be great!

A toasty weekend for Mother's Day.
A toasty weekend for Mother's Day.(WSFA 12 News)

Dry weather rolls on into next week with afternoon high temperatures going from the mid-80s this weekend to the upper 80s by Monday. Overnights stay in the 60s even with the upcoming drop in mugginess.

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