Rain Chances Followed by Cooler Temperatures

A strong cold front will push southeastward into Alabama during the afternoon.

We expect to see scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms ahead and along the front.

A few strong storms will be possible, with wind gusts up to 40 mph and locally heavy rainfall the primary threats.

We don’t think instability or shear parameters are high enough for organized severe storms with this system today. We certainly won’t see anything like experienced out west in Oklahoma and Arkansas on Wednesday.

The rain will end tonight as the front exits the state. Drier conditions will return on Friday along with a secondary cold front in the afternoon. This front will provide some cooler air for the weekend as Canadian high pressure dives toward the southeast.