First Alert: Fast-moving line of storms brings severe risk Friday morning

Isolated tornadoes and wind damage are possible in a few spots early Friday
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Published: Mar. 2, 2023 at 3:18 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2023 at 6:10 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A cloudy, warm and occasionally night is in progress across Alabama. These showers and downpours will not be severe; we expect only scattered pockets of rain underneath a cloudy sky. The wind will begin to pick up after midnight and conditions will be quite breezy late tonight through Friday. A fast-moving line of thunderstorms will race across the state Friday morning through early afternoon, bringing a risk of isolated damaging wind and tornadoes to the state.

For 99% of you, this will just be 30-45 minutes of rain and a windy day. But, in isolated problem areas, the weather could briefly turn dangerous. Have multiple, reliable ways of getting weather warnings and plan ahead of time where you’d go in the event of a tornado.

First Alert: Wind, storm threat Friday morning
First Alert: Wind, storm threat Friday morning(WSFA 12 News)

Even away from thunderstorms, Friday will be very windy. The breeze could gust as high as 45 miles per hour in spots, isolated tree damage and/or power outages could occur, even away from thunderstorms.

Once the line exits the region, winds will pick up out of the north and temperatures will start to cool. The forecast high Friday is near 80 degrees, while Friday night will feature breezy winds and lows in the 40s. All thanks to that cold front pulling cooler temperatures from the north across the region.

First Alert: Wind, storm threat Friday morning
First Alert: Wind, storm threat Friday morning(WSFA 12 News)

The weekend is looking dry and seasonal. Afternoon high both Saturday and Sunday will warm into the 60s and 70s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Overnight lows will remain cool in the 40s and 50s.

Early next week, we warm back into the middle 70s Monday and upper 70s Tuesday. Lows will also creep back into the lower to middle 50s. Rain chances also return to the forecast as we approach mid-week next week.

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