First Alert: Wet Thursday could bring isolated storm problems

For most, its just a wet and windy day, but a few problem areas could develop
Amanda's talking about a seasonably warm Wednesday + looking ahead to our next chance for showers and storms!
Published: Apr. 12, 2023 at 5:56 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 12, 2023 at 9:45 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - That pesky Gulf of Mexico. We have a love-hate relationship with the giant body of water to our south. Beaches? Love it! Fresh seafood? Amazing! Humidity? Hate it. Source of fuel for rainy days and storms? Also not our favorite. A storm system will push out of the Gulf and into the Deep South today; this system is not a tropical system - those are warm-core systems, this one has cool air in its core above the ground.

But, it will bring enough tropical moisture along for the ride to make Thursday a fairly wet day. It won’t rain all day, but intervals of rain are a good bet in most places. The rain could be heavy at times. And, if things come together in the wrong way at the wrong place and wrong time tomorrow afternoon, a few of the storms could produce a pocket or two of damaging wind and perhaps even a tornado.

The severe weather risk is still considered “very low” based on our latest assessment of the setup. However, there is a possibility for this to increase at least a little bit depending on how things come together over the next 24 hours. We’ll be watching.

Periods of rain and embedded storms will continue into tomorrow evening and night. Things dry out by lunchtime Friday as the area of low pressure fizzles out and moves away. It’s important to note that it will not rain the entire time between this evening and Friday morning. There will be breaks for everyone. It will be breezy throughout the day tomorrow even when it’s not actively raining!

Friday will end up partly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s. Saturday will likely be dry too with temperatures in the lower 80s. Then comes the next chance of rain Saturday night into Sunday morning.

This will be more scattered in nature, and will not affect the whole region. Things will dry out by lunchtime Sunday as breezy conditions settle in to Central Alabama. Temperatures will stay in the 70s as slightly cooler air filters in from the northwest.

Next week starts quiet and nice with temperatures in the 70s to around 80. There will be a pair of cool nights in the middle and upper 40s to start next week. This may be the last time we get that cool, so soak it up Monday morning and Tuesday morning.

As always, remember to download the free WSFA 12 News First Alert Weather app. That way you can gain the latest weather information from the First Alert Weather Team wherever you go. Just search WSFA Weather in the Apple App Store or Google Play store today.