We’ve had some picture-perfect spring weather in place this afternoon! It has been a bit breezy at times, with a southerly flow. This south breeze will continue through tonight with lows tumbling to near 40°. Mid to upper 30s will be possible in our northern areas and the breeze should help reduce the chance for major frost development in these locations. Tomorrow the bright sunshine will return with temperatures rising into the upper 60s.
CHANCE OF RAIN ON GOOD FRIDAY: Clouds will be increasing tomorrow night as a disturbance takes shape over the northern Gulf. Clouds and showers will be lifting in from the southeast and possibility impacting areas along and south of I-20 by sunrise Friday. Additional scattered showers and isolated storms will be possible during the day with highs in the middle 60s. The greatest chance for rain on Friday will remain in areas along and south of I-20. A few rain showers could linger over our far southeast areas Friday night as the storm system slides east into southern Georgia.
EASTER WEEKEND: Most of the area will enjoy a day full of sunshine on Saturday with highs reaching the middle 70s. The only exception will be over east Alabama where some clouds could linger through mid morning. These areas should also enjoy a return to bright sunshine by Saturday afternoon. The sky will remain mostly clear through Saturday night with lows tumbling to near 53° for Easter morning. Twilight for Easter morning will begin at 5:45 a.m. and sunrise will be at 6:11 a.m. The weather looks perfect for Sunday with lots of sunshine and highs in the mid 70s.
RAIN/STORM CHANCES MONDAY: Another cold front will be dropping into the area during the Monday/Tuesday timeframe. A few scattered thunderstorms could develop late Monday as high temperatures approach 80°. According to long range data, we will have a better chance for a passing shower or storm late Monday night and into Tuesday as the front pushes through our area.
PROGRAMMING WEATHER RADIOS IN HAMILTON: If you’re in Marion County this afternoon, come see the Storm Tracker at the Motorsports Superstore in Hamilton. J-P and Jill are there handing out severe weather safety guides and programming NOAA All Hazards Weather Radios. The Fox6 Team will be there through 6:30 PM and look for a LIVE report from Hamilton coming up at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Fox6!
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt