Severe storms have not had much luck making their way into Alabama. Our environment has not been favorable for any widespread severe weather. It looks like the cloud cover today helped keep us a bit more stable.
Forecast models had been suggesting CAPE at over 3,000 j/kg. In reality - we only reach a CAPE slightly over 1,500 according to the evening balloon release in Calera. This is because our high temperatures across the state reached the mid 80s instead of lower 90s.
Storms are expected to weaken as they move across the state. The main threat this evening will be some heavy rainfall, lightning, and gusty winds. Storms should remain below severe weather limits.
This is the VIPIR image from just after 8pm.
It looks like the cool front will move through between 6 and 10am Friday. Behind this front - we can expect some dramatically cooler temperatures with highs only in the mid to upper 70s.
We'll keep you updated.
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist