Friday should be another hot day with temperatures in the upper 80s. In case you're wondering, our high temperatures are running about eight degrees above average this week. The long range forecast does keep the temperatures above average through the next few months with average rain chances. Rain chances will be around 20-percent during the afternoon Friday. Overnight lows will fall into the lower to mid-60s.
Saturday will be a day of transition with a good chance of thunderstorms later in the day. If you're going to the A-Day game in Tuscaloosa, the game will begin dry with rain chances climbing after 3 p.m. While rain chances are high, I don't expect the rain to be long lasting. I would make sure to have the rain gear just in case. The best chances for widespread rain and storms will come after 5 p.m. and continue through the evening hours. Highs on Saturday will reach the lower 80s.
First Alert: A few storms could become strong ahead of a major cold front. This front will mean a 20-degree temperature drop. Expect thunderstorms producing periods of heavy rain, gusty winds over 30 mph, and frequent lightning. Make sure you have multiple ways to receive weather warnings Saturday evening. Fortunately, it does not look like a setup for tornadoes. The greatest risk for stronger storms is west of I-65 with storms weakening as they move east. We could see some lingering showers early Sunday. Highs on Sunday will only reach the upper 50s.
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