First Alert: Storms possible Thursday night into Friday

Warm with occasional rain through Thursday, then stormy and turning colder
A busy 7 day forecast with some changes coming soon... Amanda's got the latest details!
Published: Feb. 26, 2023 at 9:47 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 26, 2023 at 10:41 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Another late Spring day is unfolding in late February; upper 70s and lower 80s were easy to find across Alabama this afternoon. While we can’t rule out a rogue shower or two, most of us stay dry through the overnight; expect a few scattered showers for your Monday morning commute, but nothing widespread is expected. It won’t rain on everyone and it won’t rain for long, but a few quick bursts of rain are possible Monday, especially in the morning.

We’re comfortable and dry Tuesday and Wednesday, with afternoon temperatures in the mid and upper 70s and all the pollen. Clouds increase Wednesday night, though, and rain becomes likely for Thursday as a warm front lifts northward through the state. This initial wave of rain and rumbles will probably not have any severe weather issues, but as the cold front roars through Thursday night into Friday morning, that may change.

There’s a preliminary signal in the data to support the idea of a severe weather threat Thursday night into Friday morning. The details are still fuzzy at best; hopefully, as new data becomes available the threat will diminish or disappear.

Will the warmth come to an end? Next weekend looks seasonable after a potential severe threat...
Will the warmth come to an end? Next weekend looks seasonable after a potential severe threat Thursday night into Friday...(WSFA 12 News)

But, as we see it now, there’s a risk of strong or severe thunderstorms Thursday night into Friday. There’s no reason to worry, be scared or be anxious - simply be aware and be ready.

The air behind the front will be noticeably colder; highs will drop into the 60s with lows in the 40s by the upcoming weekend.

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