Severe storms have failed to materialize this evening. While there is a small chance for an isolated severe storm, the chance is very low. We will mainly see rain and some occasional thunderstorms overnight as a strong cold front moves through the area. The instability has not been high enough for surface-based thunderstorms. The best chances for rain will come after midnight and continue through 5am. It is possible we could some stronger storms right along the main front after 3am.
The primary threat would be gusty winds and lightning. Make sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings including the WBRC First Alert Weather app. Big changes are coming Thursday. We'll actually see our high temperatures during the morning hours with temperatures by 1pm already falling into the upper 40s. Expect wind gusts over 25mph. The weather will be chilly for the Birmingham Bowl. Sunshine is likely during the afternoon with clear skies Thursday night. Expect overnight lows near freezing.
Get ready for a wet weekend with rain and storms to close out 2016. In the meantime, Friday looks cool and dry with mostly sunny skies. Expect highs in the upper 40s with a cool northwest breeze between 15-20mph. Friday night will be cold with overnight lows fall into the lower 30s. We'll see increasing clouds for Friday evening. The weekend rain will show up mainly after lunch on Saturday. Highs will reach the lower 50s with a good chance for rain continuing through the evening hours. Plan on having some wet weather for New Year's Eve. Expect rain chances around 80-percent. Rain and thunderstorms are likely on New Year's Day. Rain chances will remain at 70-percent through the afternoon and evening. Expect highs in the lower 60s Sunday with temperatures in the mid 50s Sunday evening.