Thursday Afternoon Forecast Update

I know we’ve all enjoyed the stretch of nice comfortable weather this week. Unfortunately, all good things must come to and end. That will be the case this weekend as a strong upper level disturbance takes its time marching through the twin states. First off, a couple of moisture starved systems will bring a few clouds in to the area later today and tonight. As the main upper air storm digs into the region, moisture will gradually increase. Look for a late spring like regime tomorrow, with scattered clouds and scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs will remain close to the 70-degree mark over the next several days.

On Sunday the stronger upper air system will becoming quite amplified and cut-off from the main flow. With nothing to really force this system eastward, look for it to linger and produce scattered precipitation. We will have partial cloudiness for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Each day scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible, especially in the afternoons. Monday will be the day with the highest chance of thunderstorm activity. Due to the colder air aloft some storms may grow severe and produce large hail. The storm system will finally be further east on Wednesday, which means we will see a return to sunny conditions.

If you’re headed to the Gulf Coast for Spring Break, the weather conditions look almost identical to our local forecast. Highs will be near 70-degrees for Gulf Shores, Destin, and Panama City. Scattered thunderstorms and showers will be possible for Sunday, Monday, and next Tuesday.

Tune in tonight for more details!

Updated by: Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt

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