Rain and storms possible Wednesday
A chance of slightly cooler air this weekend
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - New data suggest a higher chance of rain Wednesday than previously advertised - the culprit? A “northwesterly flow aloft” pattern - when the jet stream is oriented in a way that sends clusters of storms screaming through the lower Mississippi Valley and into Alabama. This pattern is notoriously difficult to predict, so changes to the forecast are not unusual.
Multiple clusters of storms will affect at least parts of our area tomorrow. Some of these storms could produce quarter-sized hail and/or destructive thunderstorm wind. The tornado risk is very close to zero due to a lack of wind shear in the low to mid levels of the atmosphere.
Thursday will be a more typical Summer day - expect sun, clouds, heat, humidity and a few isolated showers and storms. Then, our next front drives through the state late Friday into Friday night. This will lead to another increase in rain coverage Friday and Friday night. The good news - this front’s faster motion may help us dry out for much of Saturday, especially from Montgomery northward.
Slightly cooler, slightly less humid weather is likely behind the front, with highs on Sunday and Monday in the mid and upper 80s and a negligible rain chance.
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