First Alert Update: Unseasonably warm temps before weekend storms

First Alert Update: Unseasonably warm temps before weekend storms

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - It looks like we'll see some patchy fog again tonight. It is possible we will see a few showers on Friday as a weak disturbance moves across the area. Highs will reach the lower 70s. Mostly cloudy skies will be the rule.

We have unseasonably warm temperatures in the forecast and this trend will continue through the weekend. Highs this afternoon reached the upper 60s and by tomorrow we will see highs in the lower 70s. Temperatures Saturday will be in the mid-70s. Of course, these warm temperatures have folks thinking about the possibility of severe weather. We're looking at those possibilities for Sunday.

A rather potent storm system is set to move into Alabama on Sunday. The system will likely mean a few strong storms for parts of the state with the main threat damaging winds. At this point, instability is still very much lacking with this system. Forecast models continue to suggest the best time for thunderstorms in West Alabama will be after 4 p.m. Sunday and continuing across the state through the evening.

With the high wind shear, it is possible we could see a low end tornado threat with this system. The greatest risk for severe storms will be west of I-65. This is a weather system we will need to monitored closely. Make sure you have the WBRC First Alert Weather app close this weekend for continued updates.

In the meantime, the Saturday forecast looks warm with highs in the mid 70s and partly sunny skies. Enjoy at least the first half of the weekend and plan on some stormy weather for Sunday evening. We'll keep you posted.

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