Nice Now… Severe Storms Sunday AM… Thursday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Today is another very warm day across the area, with temperatures reaching the middle to upper 80s in most areas. Clouds are gradually increasing this afternoon and that trend will continue into tonight as well.

A few showers are possible late tonight through Friday afternoon, as a weak surface front approaches the area. The front will stall out over the gulf coast Friday night, then back northward as a warm front on Saturday.

Scattered showers and storms are expected on Saturday, but a fair chunk of the day will be dry.  The best chance of rain on Saturday will be during the morning and to the north of I-59.

Another round of rain and storms will arrive very late Saturday night into Sunday morning, and we’ll need to watch model data carefully on that setup, as there is a potential severe risk involved. There appears to be plenty of wind shear, uplift and instability available for storms to become severe and some to rotate. All types of severe weather will be possible with the setup late Saturday night and into Sunday morning. The better chance of seeing a severe storm looks to be over west Alabama, where there will be a higher amount of instability and wind shear overlap, but east Alabama is in a risk as well. Our time frame is 2am Sunday through 2pm Sunday.

Dry weather returns again on Monday, with sunshine back.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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