LOW-END RISK OF A FEW STRONG STORMS OVERNIGHT; JUST RAIN FOR MOST… Thunderstorms are organizing to our west this evening across parts of southern Mississippi. These storms will move across south Alabama and northwest Florida over the next 12 hours, meaning much of our area has a low-end severe weather risk. Vast majority of our area will just have intermittent rain with occasional breezy conditions, but there is a low-end, very small chance that a few storms may briefly ramp up to strong levels. The main concern in the stronger storms will be gusty winds. The overall tornado risk for any given spot is very low, although if a tornado happens, it will probably occur in areas west of Interstate 65 where atmospheric parameters are ever so slightly more conducive for strong storms. Rain is set to linger into Thursday. More details below.
SEVERE STORMS HAPPENING TO OUR NORTH… Multiple severe thunderstorm warnings continue for parts of north Alabama this evening. Much of the northern half of the state remains under a severe thunderstorm watch valid until midnight. Gusty winds will be the main concern in the stronger storms that happen to our north this evening, in addition to the ongoing risk of flash flooding.
RAIN TO LINGER INTO THURSDAY… Scattered showers will likely linger into the late morning and early afternoon hours on Thursday. Rain will clear out of our region from west to east. Temperatures on Thursday will be at their peak early in the morning when most of us are in the 60s. I expect our entire area to be in the upper-50s by the time we get to 4PM.
COLD MORNING ON FRIDAY… Overnight lows by 6AM on Friday will be in the low-40s in many spots. There could be a few areas across northern parts of Clarke, Wilcox, Butler, Monroe, Conecuh, and Clarke counties that fall into the upper-30s. This will be the coldest night out of the next 7 nights as temperatures will likely warm up as we go into the latter half of the weekend.
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