Warm start to the the week, First Alert for storms late week

A few storms are possible Wednesday, then a cold front brings the potential for strong storms Thursday into Friday
First Alert: Mainly dry for now, a First Alert for storms later this week
Published: Feb. 27, 2023 at 4:51 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 27, 2023 at 3:46 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Today has featured a partly to mostly cloudy sky; afternoon highs climbed easily into the 70s and 80s with a breezy southwest wind at 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 35 mph at times. A few scattered showers remain possible today and tonight, but nothing widespread is expected... tonight will again be warmer than normal. Lows will hover in the lower 60s under cloudy skies and breezy winds will remain in place.

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A weak frontal boundary will move across the region, keeping with low end rain chances through the morning on Tuesday.

We are comfortable and dry both Tuesday and Wednesday. Afternoon highs will be in the middle to upper 70s, thanks to the weak frontal boundary that will slide across the region tonight. Overnight lows through midweek will hover in the 50s with calm conditions. Clouds will build late Wednesday into Thursday, and rain will become more likely Thursday as a warm front lifts north across the state.

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This initial wave of rain Wednesday into Thursday will have a few rumbles of thunder, with one or two strong storms possible, but the more significant threat will be Thursday night into Friday, as a cold front barrels through the state, giving us the chance for strong storms.

Current forecast model data has signals to support the idea of severe weather threat Thursday night into the morning hours on Friday. With all modes of severe weather possible, but the exact details are still being ironed out. As new forecast model data comes into the WSFA Storm Track Zone, we will adjust the forecast as needed. Just know we are giving you the FIRST ALERT for strong storm potential Thursday into Friday.

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. Afternoon highs will drop through the weekend into the 60s with overnight lows in the 40s. Giving us a more seasonal feeling forecast as we move through the first weekend in March.

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