The storms came through this morning and packed a significant punch knocking down trees and power lines. Over 30,000 Alabama Power customers were left without electricity. Each blue dot on Alabama represents a damage report.
The atmosphere is considerably more stable this afternoon in the wake of this morning's storms. Plus, active convection along the Gulf Coast and South Alabama is limiting our thunderstorm potential this afternoon. Forecast models including the NAM are indicating limited thunderstorm potential through the early evening.
SOMETHING TO WATCH: We are under the influence of a northwest flow. This is always a bit concerning during the Summer. A northwest flow is often problematic. Thunderstorms that form upstream in Tennessee and Missouri have to be watched carefuly for the potential of moving into the state. Often these thunderstorms will move in overnight and dump heavy rain and produce high wind events.
The NAM is indicating another round of thunderstorms on Wednesday. Some of the thunderstorms will be heavy rain producers. The primary threats will be gusty winds, small hail, and frequent lightning.
REST OF THE WEEK: We can expect rain chances to remain high through at least Friday. These will be mainly afternoon showers and storms. The highest rain chances will be on Thursday. Expect a small chance for strong to severe storms daily. Highs will reach the upper 80s.
HOLIDAY WEEKEND: If you have plans for the July 4th weekend, make sure you have some indoor plans at least as a backup. The weekend will not be a washout, but occasional showers and storms are possible. Expect rain chances around 30% on Saturday. Saturday evening should be slightly drier. Sunday should be the drier day this weekend. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will be in the lower 90s.
Have a great evening!
Fox6 Chief Meteorologist