A strong cold front will push through the Valley later today. This morning, a few scattered showers are possible as clouds increase. Temperatures should warm into the low/mid 80s by the early afternoon. Rain becomes more likely after lunch time, and a few strong t’storms are possible from this afternoon into this evening.
Storms would move into northwestern AL around 1-5p and push towards the I-65 corridor for the mid/late afternoon.
Any storms should be out of northeastern AL by 8-10 p.m. While the overall threat for severe weather is low, the more intense storms could produce gusty winds up to 55 mph that may cause minor damage in isolated areas. Locally heavy rain and significant lightning are also possible.
Be sure you have the latest WAFF First Alert Weather app. It provides lightning alerts, severe weather warnings, streaming video, our Live First Alert Doppler and much more. The easiest way to get the free app is to text the word APPS to 4-48-48. The return message will take you to the download. As any rain ends overnight, winds will switch around to the north. Lows will drop into the lower 50s with mostly cloudy skies. Some drizzle is possible Friday morning, but the clouds should clear for the afternoon. It will be jacket weather with a breezy north wind at 10-20 mph limiting highs to the upper 60s.
We’ll be in the lower 40s that night with Saturday’s high also expected to remain in the 60s. After a cool Sunday morning with low 40s once again, temps should rebound into the 70s for highs.
Look for that warming trend to continue into next week…along with dry weather.
-Meteorologist David Ernst