First Alert: Foggy mornings, then some rain Friday night

Active pattern with multiple rain and storm chances
Published: Mar. 22, 2023 at 4:58 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2023 at 10:43 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Fog will be the big issue as Thursday and Friday begin; many locations will start both days with a thick blanket of fog. The good news - it won’t last long! The fog will dissipate by mid-morning, leaving us sunny, warm and dry Thursday and Friday.

There will be a southerly breeze around 10-15 mph both Thursday and Friday, with Friday turning even windier late in the day. Friday will also be rather humid as moisture surges northward ahead of our next system.

A cold front will push in from Mississippi Friday night, bringing a line of showers and thunderstorms with it. The newest data suggest that the main risk of storms will set up over parts of Mississippi and northwest Alabama, but we’ll be close enough that we’ll need to closely monitor the weather Friday night into Saturday, just in case.

Drier air will briefly push in behind the rain for the start of the weekend as highs stay warmer than normal in the lower 80s. The sky will feature plenty of sunshine on Saturday, followed by some additional cloudiness on Sunday.

That cloudiness will turn into scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms on Sunday. That’s courtesy of a warm front lifting through, allowing Gulf of Mexico air to surge northward across Alabama. The pattern will likely continue to support scattered wet weather Sunday night and Monday. Confidence in rain chances drops Monday night and Tuesday.

Remains warmer than normal for the next several days; that could prompt showers and...
Remains warmer than normal for the next several days; that could prompt showers and thunderstorms late Friday into early Saturday!(WSFA 12 News)

With sufficient warmth, moisture, lift, and shear in place, the chance of a few strong to severe storms does exist during this period. This is especially true for Sunday, Sunday night and Monday. It is way too early to discuss specifics at this point in time. However, just know this threat does exist.

Temperatures should trend downwards as next week progresses. Highs will go from the upper 70s on Sunday and Monday to the upper 60s and lower 70s by Tuesday.

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