First Alert: Showers/storms remain in the forecast
A few storms Thursday afternoon and evening could be strong, with damaging winds being the primary threat.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The initial line of rain and storms pushed out of the region, the boundary that brought the rain this morning will slow, causing more rain and potential storm chances through the afternoon and evening.
The highest potential to see a stronger storm or two will be for those who live along a line from Alexander City to Montgomery to Greenville to Evergreen and points east. The main threat with any strong storm that does form late today will be damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph.
Moving into Friday, forecast models are keeping with periods of rain across the region. If you are not contending with rain, expect mainly cloudy skies and seasonal temperatures, in the 50s and 60s with lows hovering in the 40s and 30s.
With every new forecast model run, Saturday continues to look wetter and wetter. We are giving you the FIRST ALERT as a deepening low pressure will pull moisture across Alabama and keep rain chances elevated to start the weekend.
If you are not contending with precipitation Saturday, you will see plenty of clouds and chilly conditions. As the low pressure builds, temperatures will drop, with conditions in 40s and 50s and lows dipping near freezing by the night.
Temperatures will be key on Saturday, as of this writing, it is looking like a cold rain for Central and South Alabama, but if temperatures continue to quickly plummet, we could see a quick burst of winter precipitation for spots, there is still a lot of questions with this system, something we will continue to watch with each updated forecast model run.
We do, finally, dry things out as we push through the day Sunday. Skies will become mainly to partly sunny with chilly temperatures in the 50s. Overnight Sunday into Monday will again drop into the 30s.
Drier and warmer for Monday, with partly to mostly sunny skies. Temperatures are back into the 60s with lows in the 40s. The warm up is ahead of our next storm system that looks to move into the state Tuesday into Wednesday of next week.
Speaking of Tuesday and Wednesday, we warm back on either side of 70 degrees with overnight lows in the 40s and 50s. Another cold front looks to swing across Alabama as we approach midweek next week.
While current data shows rain and a few storms during this time period, it’s a bit too early to tell how strong the storms could be, with that being said, we just wanted to give you a FIRST ALERT heads up, that more wet and potentially stormy weather is in the forecast Tuesday into Wednesday of next week.
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