FIRST ALERT FOR SCATTERED STORMS: Plan on another summer-like afternoon, with highs in the 80s and scattered showers and thunderstorms. The coverage of scattered showers and storms will be more numerous today as a cold front approaches from the north. Our northern counties will be in the more favorable zone for these scattered pop-ups. It is also possible one or two storms could become rather strong, with wind gusts over 40 mph and small hail. The chance for scattered storms and showers will linger into this evening. Tomorrow will be a very similar day, with another good chance for scattered showers and storms, especially north of I-20. We will begin to see a decrease in rain chances on Wednesday as High pressure strengthens over the state. This will also make for some hotter weather, with highs surging into the middle to upper 80s.
FIRST ALERT FOR STORMS THIS WEEKEND: The setup becomes a bit more interesting later in the week as another front drops into the state on Friday. This front will bring a chance of showers and storms on Friday and possibly some cooler weather Friday night. Then we will be tracking a dynamic storm system that will approach the state on Saturday as warmer/moist air surges northward. This will set the stage for a round of heavier rain and thunderstorms for Saturday night. Some storms may be strong or severe Saturday night. This storm system will exit early on Sunday, with cooler air settling in. Some areas may wake-up to lows in the 40s next Monday morning. I will have updates beginning at Noon on WBRC.
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt