First Alert: Showers, few storms, linger through this evening
Once the rain exits, the big story becomes the cold blast of air that arrives as we start the work and school week ahead.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Several big changes are ahead for Alabama over the next seven to ten days, ranging from storms to frost and freeze issues. There will be some calm days along the way as well, of course, but those higher impact days will get your attention.
All eyes are on a line of showers and storms that will move across Alabama today. The highest storm threat today will be fore damaging wind gust upwards of 70 mph. Quarter sized hail is possible within some of the strongest storm cores.
Those who live south of Montgomery, in places like Camden, Monroeville, Greenville, Troy and Andalusia, have the greatest risk for strong to severe storms this afternoon. While the tornado risk is rather low today, it is not zero. We will be watching it closely.
The storms exit by early Monday morning, then we turn cold.
Afternoon highs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will only warm into the 60s under a partly to mostly sunny sky. The bigger story will be the overnight lows. They will PLUNGE into the 30s Monday night and again on Tuesday.
Frost is possible Monday night into Tuesday morning, but looking more likely on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Remember to bring the pets in on the chilly nights expected, also check on any tender vegetation that you may have outside.
We are dry Monday through Thursday of this upcoming week, but more rain and storms are likely by the end of the week. A batch of storms Friday into Saturday could be followed by ANOTHER blast of cold air by next weekend. It is March, and swings are normal as we transition out of winter and into spring. Buckle up, as these changes will come quick, fast and in a hurry over the next ten days.
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