The muggy air is back and that means a better chance for showers and storms. Storms will be isolated in nature the rest of this afternoon. This evening though, the activity will become more widely scattered in nature as our next system creeps closer. The chance will be slightly more enhanced across west and north Alabama. Main threats today with storms will be lightning, gusty winds and heavy rainfall.
Overnight and during the pre-dawn hours, showers and storms will be possible. Best chance sets up across west Alabama.
On Thursday, the best lift and strongest winds aloft which will support more organized development arrives across Alabama. The greatest set up for heavy rainfall will be across north Alabama where 2-4" of rainfall is possible. Farther south towards the I-20 corridor, a 1/2" to 1" is possible and lighter amounts south of that zone. The wettest time period exists between 4AM Thursday and 1AM Friday. Strong storms can't be ruled out. Main threats include gusty winds, heavy rainfall and intense lightning. If you need to complete any outdoor tasks on Thursday, you better do it during the morning hours because the chance will increase from northwest to southeast the rest of the day. Areas south of I-20 may actually be fairly dry until after 1pm. It will be a different story for areas north of I-20.
- Isolated PM storms turn widely scattered this evening and overnight.
- Main threats: heavy rainfall, lightning & gusty winds.
- Pop ups possible anywhere today.
- Better chance tonight across west and north Alabama.
- Numerous showers and storms across north Alabama.
- Areas north of I-20 get wet during the mid-morning hours and on.
- Wet weather impacts areas south of I-20 especially after 12pm.
- Main threats: strong wind gusts, heavy rainfall leading to localized flooding & lightning.
- Amounts will rain between 2-4" across north Alabama and up to 1" as far south as I-20.
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Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist