After a brief cool down this weekend, we are expected to see more Spring-like temperatures this week with highs on Tuesday near 80 degrees. Of course, with Spring-like temperatures comes Spring-like weather. Rain and thunderstorm chances will remain high from Monday through Wednesday evening.
We're particularly focused on Wednesday for possible severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center is already highlighting this on their Day 4 Outlook.
Threats: The primary threat looks to be damaging winds with a lower end tornado risk. It is possible we could see some supercell thunderstorms, but I think this will be the exception instead of the rule.
Timing: Storms may develop and arrive as early as late morning, track from west to east through the afternoon, and clear the area by Wednesday at 7pm. The instability really drops off after sunset. These storms could pose a problem during the afternoon commute.
Where: The greatest risk will be across the Tennessee Valley. Locally, the greatest risk will be for areas north of I-20 and west of I-65.
Call to Action: Make sure you have multiple ways to receive weather warnings including the WBRC First Alert weather app, be careful when traveling Wednesday afternoon, and review your severe weather safety plans.
Thursday and Friday look cooler and drier with no severe weather expected through the weekend.
WBRC First Alert Chief Meteorologist