Some Scattered Storms Possible Through Sunday…Fair Weekend Forecast… – Friday Evening Update 10pm

Good Friday evening to you! After some morning storms moved across the area, things are pretty quiet this evening. The storms that moved through parts of west, central and east Alabama this morning really stabilized the atmosphere for much of the day. Lingering cloud cover also helped to keep things pretty calm this afternoon and evening. Also, a big complex of storms that formed over the coast robbed more energy in the atmosphere across our area. So, what’s next… If you didn’t get rain this morning, you only stand about a 30% chance of getting rain tonight. A few storms will become possible as the front arrives tonight, but the activity should be pretty limited. The risk of severe weather looks very low tonight.

Saturday will include the risk of scattered, mainly afternoon storms. I can’t rule out a morning storm or two due to the nearby surface front. The risk of a storm at your location is at 50%, so keep the rain gear handy. The good news is that storms won’t last long, so outdoor events should go through without major issues. If a storm moves close to your area, go indoors until the storm passes. Lightning will be a big risk with any storms that develop. Skies will remain partly cloudy on Saturday, with a high near 90.

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Scattered Storms Through The Weekend…Hot Next Week… Friday Afternoon Forecast – 5:15pm

Good Friday afternoon to you! Much of the area dealt with scattered showers and storms this morning, but much of the area is dry this afternoon. Due to a deck of clouds and morning rain, the atmosphere has become a little more stable this afternoon. We are watching a band of storms develop along a cold front in Tennessee. These storms will reach parts of west and central Alabama later this evening and tonight. Some storms could produce isolated damaging winds and intense cloud to ground lightning, but the risk should remain fairly minor. We’ll keep an eye on radar trends this evening incase anything changes.

The risk of scattered showers and storms will continue through tonight, as a weakening cold front moves into north Alabama. The front will become stationary across north Alabama, so the risk of scattered storms will continue through Saturday, but the risk will gradually decrease over the weekend. While the best chance of storms will occur during the peak heating hours over the weekend, a few morning storms can’t be ruled out. Rain chance stands at 50% on Saturday and only 30% on Sunday. We will notice more sun each day over the next few days, so temperatures will gradually increase. Look for highs to reach the lower to middle 90s on Sunday and Monday, with middle to upper 90s for highs on Wednesday and Thursday. A deep tropical airmass will hang around the area through next week, so the mugginess will be noticed. Overnight lows will remain in the lower to middle 70s each night through the middle of next week.

There’s no major change in the forecast on Sunday through next Friday. Expect a partly cloudy sky, with a 30% risk of scattered, mainly afternoon storms each day. Most spots will remain rain free, but some spots will get a quick downpour.

I had a great time speaking to the kids at Hightown Church of God in Northport. They were a great group and a lot of fun! Look for video on WVUA News at 5, 6 and 10pm.

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A Few Strong to Severe Storms Possible Through Midnight…Friday Update 2:40pm

Good Friday afternoon to you! The Storm Prediction Center maintains a slight risk of severe storms across our area this afternoon, evening and early tonight. As a cold front moves in from the northwest, the risk of storms will increase this afternoon and evening. Some storms may become severe, with the risk of damaging winds and hail. Much of east and central Alabama is a little more stable this afternoon, due to morning storms and clouds. The best chance of severe weather this evening will occur near and west of Fayette to Tuscaloosa to Demopolis. The map above shows where the Storm Prediction Center may issue a severe thunderstorm watch soon.

Conditions in Mississippi are much more unstable at this hour, so the risk of severe storms is higher across the state line. Keep it here for updates, as some severe storms may work into west Alabama. Things are quiet for now, but I expect the radar to become more active in the next few hours, as instability increases. This is not a major threat of severe weather, but a few storms may try to get out of hand and produce damaging winds and hail. Keep in mind, any storm that develops stands the chance of producing intense cloud to ground lightning, so keep in mind lightning safety. I’ll have a new update later this afternoon.

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Storms Likely Today, Some Severe…Friday Morning Update 7:30am

Good Friday morning to you! We’re watching some strong storms over much of north and east Alabama this morning. These storms are moving southeast, but an outflow boundary from these storms will help to kick off big storms this afternoon across west and central Alabama this afternoon. While a passing storm is possible at any time, the best chance of organized thunderstorms will happen around and after lunch. As the atmosphere heats up and instability increases, storms will reach strong to severe limits.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of our area in central and west Alabama under a slight risk of severe weather. There is an enhanced risk of damaging winds over west Alabama and much of Mississippi. The SPC has placed a 30% of damaging winds within 25 miles of a point. Not everyone will see severe weather, but the risk is fair for severe weather in your area. I don’t expect tornadoes today. The main threat will be in the form of damaging winds and hail. Also, expect intense lightning with all storms today, so go indoors if a storm moves your way. If a severe storm moves into your area, go indoors and stay away from windows.

A weak cold front will be moving into north Alabama this evening, and lift ahead of that will help to kick off scattered to numerous storms. Rain chance is between 60 and 70% today. The risk of rain will gradually decrease over the weekend, but a few storms are still possible.

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