MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - To the delight of very few I'm sure our dry and sunny weather came to an end this afternoon. Scattered showers and a few isolated thunderstorms will continue to move west to east across the state this evening and tonight. Rain will linger well into the night but activity will decrease as temperatures cool.
OVERNIGHT: The cold front behind our unsettled with will continue its approach from the northwest. Rain activity will pick up along the front with the bulk of activity over northwest Alabama. Overnight lows will be mild given our cloudy skies and strong southerly flow. Expect temperatures in the low 60s.
FRIDAY: The front will take its time moving through central and southern Alabama tomorrow. Temperatures will remain milder due to increase rain coverage and cloudy skies. Expect highs near 80. A MARGINAL threat for severe weather remains in place for the area tomorrow. The best location for strong to severe thunderstorms development will be near the front. Along the front some storms could intensify to severe limits due to forcing along the front and destabilization from day time heating. Southeast Alabama's environment may also help the development of a few intense storms. There will be some pockets of bulk shear around 35 knots. If any severe storms do develop strong gusty winds and hail will be the main hazards. By Friday night the cold front should be to our east allowing for gradual clearing to begin. Temperatures will drop to the mid to upper 50s as the rain leaves the area.
THE WEEKEND: Our pleasant weather will return just in time for the weekend. We'll deal with a few clouds early Saturday but conditions will improve as the day goes on. Saturday afternoon will feature mostly sunny skies with a high near 80. Sunday will be completely sunny from sun rise to sunset, with slightly warmer afternoon temperatures in the low 80s.