Don't be shocked if you are awakened by the sound of thunder and flashes of lightning. The storm system we're watching is producing a pretty vivid light show. Heavy rain is expected with the storms. It's possible we could see a few areas of localized flooding due to the heavy rainfall. The severe weather threat should remain in Mississippi and South Alabama. The threat even in those places is fairly marginal.
This evening you can clearly see the storms moving across the state. The general movement is from the southwest to the northeast. We may have some gusts of wind up to 20mph associated with the system.
The most instability will remain south of the warm front. We will have to monitor storms in Sumter, Hale, Greene, Marengo, and Perry Counties for the possibility for a few strong storms. But, overall the severe threat is very low for most of the Fox 6 viewing area. Forecast models continue to suggest most of the rain will exit the state before noon tomorrow. If we see any additional showers or thunderstorms - I think most of rain will remain South of I-20 throughout the day Friday.
The weekend looks mainly dry with a few clouds early Saturday morning. I think we'll see sunshine during the afternoon with temperatures in the lower to mid 60s. Sunday looks even warmer with highs in the upper 60s possibly with clear skies.
Have a great evening!
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist