First Alert: Evening storms fade later tonight

Scattered to numerous showers and storms are in the First Alert forecast Thursday and Saturday
First Alert 12: Quick look at your Wednesday night forecast. Plus, the latest on what you can expect Thursday.
Published: May. 17, 2023 at 5:58 AM CDT|Updated: May. 17, 2023 at 6:59 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A front and weak area of low pressure has supported plenty of showers and thunderstorms across the region this afternoon and evening. The bulk of the rain and storm activity will start to fade tonight. Clouds will remain in place and lows will remain mild, in the 60s area wide. Patchy fog will also be possible tonight and into the morning hours on Thursday.

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Any of the storms that form could be strong to marginally severe with the capability of producing heavy rain, plenty of lightning, gusty winds, and small hail.

Highs most days this week will be in the low to mid 80s each day, just a degree or two below normal for mid-May. Low temperatures will also take a slight step back into the mid 60s most nights going forward. A few of our cooler locations could even slip into the lower 60s a time or two!

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Thursday will be another day with elevated shower and thunderstorm coverage around 50-60%. While we don’t think it will be as stormy as today, there will still be a healthy amount of shower and storm activity across the region.

A mainly dry day is forecast on Friday, ahead of a cold front brings more showers and storms to the state on Saturday. A couple of strong storms could occur with that system, thanks to plenty of instability and moisture ahead of the frontal boundary.

Behind that front it looks a bit drier and a little less humid. Right now we’re thinking mostly dry weather for Sunday and early next week with slightly lower levels of humidity and temperatures continuing to top out in the 80s.

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