First Alert: Isolated severe risk Friday night into Saturday morning

Foggy start, sunny finish; storms arrive after midnight
First Alert: Isolated storm risk Friday night into Saturday morning
Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 5:40 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 23, 2023 at 10:38 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Highs will reach the mid 80s for most cities and towns across Alabama on Friday. After a foggy start, expect plenty of afternoon sunshine; we will once again have the potential for reduced visibility across the region this morning, so be sure to incorporate a few extra minutes in your morning commute plans.

A breezy, warm and muggy afternoon is in the cards as moisture surges northward ahead of our next system.

A cold front will push in from Mississippi late Friday night into Saturday morning, bringing a weakening and broken line of rain and thunderstorms with it.

Some strong storms are possible with this system given the ingredients we will have in place across Alabama... a few of those could even turn severe with damaging wind gusts and a tornado or two being possible.

Drier air will briefly push in behind the rain for the start of the weekend as highs stay warmer than normal in the middle 80s on Saturday. The sky will feature plenty of sunshine on Saturday behind any morning rain, followed by some extra cloudiness on Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms will develop late Saturday night and remain possible throughout the day Sunday.

Rain and storms are probable Friday night into Saturday.
Rain and storms are probable Friday night into Saturday.(WSFA 12 News)

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 through Tuesday.

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

Rain and storms are probable Friday night into Saturday and again Sunday through early next week.
Rain and storms are probable Friday night into Saturday and again Sunday through early next week.(WSFA 12 News)

Temperatures should trend downwards as we push into next week. Highs will go from the middle 70s on Sunday and Monday to the upper 60s and lower 70s for Tuesday and Wednesday. Overnight lows in the 40s will make a return as we push into the middle of next week.

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