A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for West and Northwest Alabama until 11 pm.

A large cluster of storms will move across the state from northwest to southeast through the evening and overnight hours. These storms will be capable of heavy rain, damaging winds, and perhaps some hail. While tornadoes cannot be ruled out, they are not the primary threat these storms will pose.

The line of storms will be in Georgia for the Thursday morning commute as the front stalls along the coast. We will be left with morning clouds and then become sunny by late morning. High temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

Good Friday will mostly sunny, breezy, and warmer. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Rain will return on Friday night with lows in the 50s.

Easter Weekend Outlook: The old cold front will retreat north as a warm front this weekend. This will bring us scattered showers and a few storms on Holy Saturday. High temperatures will be in the mid 70s. This also means we could see some showers for the Alabama “A Day” game at 2:00 PM in Tuscaloosa, and the debut of the USFL and the Stallions game on Saturday Evening at 6:30 PM.

Unfortunately, it looks like we will have more scattered showers and storms on Easter Sunday. Sunrise services could see a few showers with more scattered showers and storms during the day. These storms are not expected to be severe. I’m not expecting it to rain all day. It will be mild with high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Easter Egg hunts might need to be indoors this year.

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