James Spann: Strong storms possible in Alabama Friday night

Glen Norman
April 6, 2018

However, during the evening and overnight hours, numerous thunderstorms are expected along a strong cold front, including some strong or severe thunderstorms with the potential for large hail and damaging winds. The tornado risk is looking rather low since most of the storms will occur slightly behind the front.

We're tracking an area of low pressure that will move across the Palmetto State Saturday morning into the afternoon.

Damaging winds will be the biggest threat with any storms that develop.

The latest run of FutureTrack shows the line of storms dropping south out of the ArkLaTex by midnight on Saturday. We have a slight risk for areas west of a line from Fayette to Tuscaloosa to Thomaston to Citronelle.

Partial clearing is in the cards for Sunday ahead of the next chance of rainfall arriving on Monday.

The National Weather Service was calling for cloudy skies and a high of around 76 Friday and a south wind of 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. It will be very windy as temperatures will begin in the low to mid 40s and will struggle to make it into the low to mid 50s Saturday afternoon.

This front is also going to be in a blast of chilly air, so much cooler is going to follow the front. Temperatures are hovering in the mid and upper 30s for most of us.

Don't expect temperatures to really jump on Saturday either. Frost will be possible in spots, especially along and north of I-30. Freezing temperatures are possible Sunday morning, with a mostly sunny sky after that.

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