MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After a break in the thunderstorm action through much of the night, it's been an interesting morning on radar. Clusters of showers and thunderstorms have developed across mainly the southern third of the state. While most have been sun-severe, we've seen enough to support a gusty wind and small hail threat in the stronger cores. There was even a Tornado Warning around Biloxi earlier this morning. Radar should remain somewhat active today as additional showers and storms develop...
TODAY: A ripple of upper level energy and some instability in the atmosphere have been enough to generate severe stronger storms which are ongoing mainly south of HWY 80 and I-85. The instability has helped get these storms going with frequent lightning and small hail. Biloxi continues to be a hot spot as the strongest cells continue to redevelop across south Mississippi. There are a few things we'll be cautious about today. Off the top, there's a flash flooding risk across mainly south Alabama with these storms moving over the same areas. The rain is not widespread, so issues will be isolated. But it's worth mentioning. Stronger storms could become marginally severe at any point today with damaging winds and hail being by far the most likely issues. The tornado threat remains very low with a general lack of sufficient wind shear to generate the rotation necessary for anything more than a brief spinup.
Temperatures will be tricky today with pockets of rain around. Associated cloud cover should keep many areas slightly cooler than yesterday, but there's plenty of humidity in the air to keep things feeling soupy.
Afternoon scattered storms should start to fizzle out once the sun goes down and only isolated activity will remain into the night.
INTO THE WEEKEND: We'll see a lull in coverage with rain chances no higher than 20% Friday and Saturday as temperatures really start to crank up.
Highs in the upper 80s to near 90 look likely. Another round of scattered storms for Sunday with generally cooler temps into next week.