The first showers of the day have popped up across east Alabama. Development this morning will be isolated in nature than compared to this afternoon when clusters of showers and storms develop. The wettest time period across the Fox 6 viewing area is between 1-6PM. Storms will weaken to showers after that and taper off by 10PM.
Hour-By-Hour Friday Forecast:
- Heavy rainfall producers which could lead to minor flooding or ponding on roadways
- Frequent lightning
- Gusty winds
- Wet roadways so be careful not to hydroplane
- Low visibility so use your headlights
- Patchy fog
Saturday Hour-By-Hour Forecast:
- Mainly dry for those tailgating in Starkville and Tuscaloosa and mainly dry for the start of the Alabama game.
- Showers start to pop midway through the Alabama game and for the beginning of the UAB game.
- Models hinting at the wettest weather setting up in Mississippi with isolated to scattered activity possible in Alabama.
- Hit and miss showers and storms.
- Tailgaters in Auburn, despite the model showing dry conditions at 3PM, don't count on it.
- Ongoing threat for showers and storms at the start of the Auburn game.
- Elsewhere, be careful traveling back from a game.
If you are attending a high school game this evening or a college football game on Saturday I recommend bringing a poncho, something dry to sit on and extra clothes to change into just in case you get wet. Don't forget extra socks and shoes which may get wet as well. ;) While rain isn't a big deal, lightning is and we can only hope that storms don't develop by the fields and delay any of the games.
Enjoy cheering on your favorite teams!
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist
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