It's been another bad night for the folks in the Plain and Midwest with widespread severe weather. Late May and June are the peak times for severe weather in that part of the country. Our severe weather season is tapering off and leaving us with more of a Summertime pattern. However, we could see a few strong to severe storms Saturday and Sunday. The primary risk here will be gusty winds, lightning, and hail. The Storm Prediction Center has placed part of the state under a slight risk and this will include Marion County northward through the Tennessee Valley.
The best chance of rain and thunderstorms tomorrow will occur during the afternoon and early evening with most of the development remaining west of I-65. We could see a few storms in the east, but generally the weather will be dry there. The RPM model is indicating the rain chances the highest after 1pm and through at least 6pm.
High temperatures tomorrow will reach the mid to upper 80s across the area. Sunday is expected to be a bit cooler because of the additional cloud cover and the rain. I've increased Sunday's rain chance to around 80-percent mainly during the evening.
The beach forecast is calling for occasional afternoon showers and storms with mostly dry mornings. Expect partly sunny skies with highs around 87. The water temperatures will be 80 degrees. A drier weather pattern is on tap for most us Monday through Wednesday.
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist