Quiet weather continues through the early afternoon hours. In the meantime, the atmosphere gradually destabilizes from southwest to northeast across the state. Temperatures warm into the upper 70s and lower 80s and dewpoints remain high in the middle 60s which will help fuel storms later today.
Widespread rain and storms are expected across southern Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia on this Saturday afternoon. Central Alabama will see isolated to widely scattered storm development any time after 2pm and especially between the hours of 3pm-7pm. Certainty is low regarding the overall coverage but any storm that forms will have the potential to quickly become severe.
The Storm Prediction Center still has central Alabama under a slight risk for severe storms. That means severe weather is likely but the storms will be low in coverage and of varied intensity. Due to high instability and strong wind shear, any severe storm that manages to form will have the capability of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and possible tornadoes.
Again, there is still uncertainty regarding if and how many storms might form this afternoon. Play it safe and be weather aware today if you are planning on doing anything outside and please have a way to receive watch and warning information.
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist