First Alert: Strong storms possible today

Isolated pockets of wind, hail and tornadoes are possible Friday
First Alert: Strong storms move into the area Friday. Quick updated look at future radar, storm threats and what you can expect.
Published: May. 5, 2022 at 4:49 AM CDT|Updated: May. 5, 2022 at 10:27 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A late Spring cold front will push into the state on Friday; ahead of it, a few clusters of intense thunderstorms are possible. The cores of these storms could produce spotty areas of large hail and/or damaging wind. And, with some shear present in the atmosphere, a few tornadoes are possible. It’s important to note that not everyone will experience severe weather; in some places, it won’t even rain! But, problem areas are likely to develop between 8am and 4pm.

First Alert Storm Timing
First Alert Storm Timing(WSFA 12 News)

It won’t rain all day, but the chance of getting wet is high. Some of the storms will have the potential to become strong to severe given the ingredients that will be in place over our part of the state. This won’t be your typical springtime severe weather event with an elevated tornado risk, though.

We will be monitoring possible strong and severe storms during the first half of our Friday...
We will be monitoring possible strong and severe storms during the first half of our Friday...(WSFA 12 News)

These storms will mainly 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 low.

Behind the front it will turn noticeably 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 a bit behind any cold fronts that make it through Alabama.

With the lower humidity, conditions will dry out this weekend just in time for Mother’s Day. Under a mostly sunny sky, high temperatures will reach the lower 80s on Saturday and the middle 80s on Sunday. Overnight lows will be more comfortable in the 50s to low 60s.

First Alert 7 Day Forecast
First Alert 7 Day Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

Dry weather rolls on into next week with afternoon high temperatures going from the mid-80s on Mother’s Day to the upper 80s beginning Monday. Unfortunately the humidity does creep up as next week progresses. That could eventually lead to a chance of showers and storms by mid-week.

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