We transition today from a dry, warm airmass to warmer and more humid ahead of the storms expected for tomorrow. Clouds will persist through the afternoon and evening today with highs reaching the upper 70s to low 80s region-wide. A quiet but mild night is in store with more clouds and lows only dropping to the low and mid 60s Thursday morning.
Our severe weather threat is still on track for Thursday, with some increased risk. The Storm Prediction Center now outlines an Enhanced Risk (third of five risk categories) for most of the southwestern portion of the state. This could mean the worst of the storms are expected there, while fewer storms form in east Alabama. Also, storms farther south could cut off some unstable air from entering the region, essentially stifling our severe weather chances. There is still some uncertainty with these storms, and the trends in forecast models will have to be watched closely. However, we want everyone to be WEATHER AWARE as we approach Thursday. Have a plan in place if severe storms threaten you.
Rain should be heading out by Friday morning, with clouds and very cool air leftover by Friday afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 50s to low 60s in the afternoon Friday. Another cool day for Saturday with lows in low 40s and highs in the upper 60s. Easter Sunday looks fantastic; a little chilly first thing in the morning, but highs end up in the mid and upper 70s with lots of sunshine in the afternoon.