MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A cluster of showers and storms worked eastward across central Alabama this morning before the sun came up. I have a feeling that will be the most active we'll be all day long. Rain chances remain low Thursday as a bit more heat kicks in. Those roles reverse tomorrow as widespread rain and storms redevelop...
TODAY: The complex of storms that pushed through early this morning is now in Georgia and working east. A subtle piece of upper level energy kick started that batch, but as that energy slides out there won't be much to get additional widespread activity going.
We'll have breaks of sunshine from time to time and that should help get many into the middle and upper 80s. More sunshine means more heat, so we'll be feeling it today. Rain chances through the afternoon will remain no higher than 20%.
FRIDAY: Our well-advertised "wet" day will feature widespread showers and storms. It's not going to rain all day long. But it's a good bet you'll get soaked at least once throughout the course of the day. Scattered showers/storms early will pick up in coverage and likely peak in the afternoon before dying down some through the evening.
The severe weather threat is far from overwhelming. But it is possible a few stronger to borderline severe storms could develop (with several factors still needing to line up). The SPC has introduced a Slight risk across the southern third of the state with a Marginal for the rest of us. Isolated damaging winds would be the main issue. It remains questionable how individual rounds of rain will impact the environment and the instability available, so the overall threat remains questionable. But we'll be keeping an eye on things mainly from late morning into the afternoon.
THIS WEEKEND: A leftover shower can't be ruled out early Saturday, but we'll trend drier through the second half of the day. Much of the weekend will actually feature sunshine!
Looking ahead toward next week, warmer air gradually builds back in as highs take a run at 90 degrees by the middle part of the week.