Showers and storms have been developing across the area this morning as a chunk of energy in the upper atmosphere tracks across Mississippi and western Tennessee.
We haven't seen any severe weather, but heavy downpours, small hail and frequent lightning are occurring in the stronger storms. This first round of storms will likely pass out of the area early this afternoon.
Additional storms will likely develop ahead of a cold front through Arkansas, NW Mississippi, and western Tennessee this afternoon and track toward north Alabama and southern Tennessee by late afternoon. Some of these storms later today could be severe with damaging wind and hail the primary threats.
As that cold front arrives tomorrow, we'll pick up yet another round of storms by the noon hour Friday.
By early evening the front will be pushing out of the early bringing an end to the rain and storm threat.
Perfect weather will move in just in time for the weekend. The humidity will be gone for a few days and temperatures will be quite nice for August with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Check out these Saturday morning temperatures...just a hint of fall in the air this weekend!
WAFF 48 Storm Team