MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - You may have had an alarm set this morning, but it was worthless. Mother Nature took care of that for us. An intense line of thunderstorms with heavy rain and gusty winds plowed from west to east across the area this morning. We dealt with a few Warnings, but for the most part the line stayed sub-severe during it's trek. It's going to be an interesting afternoon as we try and pinpoint whether new thunderstorms can fire in the wake of this morning mess. Let's talk weather...
TODAY: Our complex of storms has now exited Alabama with only leftover showers across our eastern counties in it's wake. Typically, a big complex like that generates enough dry and sinking air on the backside to limit any activity behind it. But that's not always the case. Another round of thunderstorms has rapidly developed along the Gulf coast and could provide more rain late this morning for far south and southeast Alabama.
This second wave is moving across the same areas hit by the first wave only hours ago, which is fairly unusual. That second wave is unlikely to have much impact across central Alabama, however. We expect rain and storm coverage to remain only isolated to scattered for the rest of the day, afternoon through evening across central Alabama. While I don't anticipate another widespread soaker, a few of those storms will still be on the stronger side with heavy rain, frequent lightning and gusty winds. Those of you attending softball games or graduations will need to prepare for SOME rain chance, but it's not a washout for the rest of the day with highs in the 78-84 degree range.
Coverage becomes increasingly isolated later this evening and overnight.
THIS WEEKEND: The weekend forecast just keeps getting better and better with time! We expect partly cloudy to mostly sunny conditions to return Saturday and stick around Sunday into early next week.