The system bringing severe storms and flooding rain to Texas makes a b-line for Alabama tomorrow!
The first round of rain and storms could arrive by sunrise on Friday and impact commuters! The future radar shows a bowing segment passing through which could mean wind gusts over 30 mph. A warm front will be lifting northward on Friday morning and that combined with a low level jet of 30 to 40 knots definitely raises the concern for gusty wind producing storms. Besides the threat for gusty winds, heavy rainfall and lightning will rank at the top with the morning round. Plan on leaving earlier than normal in the morning to get to your destination on time in case travel is slow due to stormy weather.
There may be a lull in the action until the afternoon round associated with the cold front develops and impacts central Alabama. Depending on how much instability develops will determine the strength of the afternoon round. For now, widespread severe storms are not expected at this time. If you are going to Regions Tradition, stay weather aware! For those that are going to the Baron's game or the concert in Tuscaloosa for 7pm, you may luck out with dry weather by that time frame. Fingers crossed!!!
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Please keep up with this forecast because we'll be tweaking the timing of the storms and potential impacts and risks.
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorologist