RADAR CHECK: Showers and thunderstorms continue this afternoon, mainly over East and South Alabama. So far storms have remained below severe limits across the state, and the risk of any organized severe storms this evening is very low. Temperatures have reached the 70 degree mark in many places, quite the contrast to the big deep freeze last week. Rain will remain possible at times statewide tonight.
Occasional rain will continue tomorrow, mainly over the southern 2/3 of the state. Temperatures will stay mild with highs in the 67-73 degree range.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Periods of rain and a few storms remain likely Saturday. SPC has defined a “slight risk” (level 2/5) of severe thunderstorms for parts of East and South Alabama, in a broad zone from Anniston to Evergreen. A “marginal risk” (level 1/5) runs in the general area from Fort Payne to Mobile.
A line of showers and thunderstorms will likely progress through Alabama Saturday, thankfully instability values look very limited and the overall severe threat doesn’t seem especially high for now.
We note additional rain amounts between now and Saturday evening across Alabama will be in the 2-4 inch range. A flood watch will remain in effect for areas north of a line from Mobile to Montgomery to Opelika through Saturday evening.
Cooler air rolls into the Deep South Sunday, with highs dropping into the 50s. Parts of the Tennessee Valley could hold in the 40s all day. The sky will stay mostly cloudy, and a bit of patchy light rain can’t be ruled out over the northern half of the state.
NEXT WEEK: The weather will be dry Monday through Thursday with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. A few showers could show up by the end of the week… See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.
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