Wes: Strong to severe storm threat will be returning on Thursday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - THE MORNING DRIVE: You can expect another chilly start Tuesday morning, with lows in the 40s. Tuesday is going to be one of the nicest days of the week, with sunshine, light winds, and a pleasantly warm afternoon. I’m expecting more clouds for Wednesday and especially on Thursday before the next storm system arrives. The south wind will also be returning and increasing on Wednesday and throughout Thursday, with gusts by Thursday evening topping 20 mph.

FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS THURSDAY: We’re still seeing a setup that would favor the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday evening. Based on the latest guidance, the timing for this system will be between 4 p.m. Thursday and 4 a.m. on Friday. All modes of severe weather will be possible, including a threat of damaging winds and tornadoes. The threat level looks to be a bit higher to the west; however, the severe risk will include our entire area. Stay weather aware and check in for updates as we fine tune the forecast. There are some questions with respect to how storm development to the southeast could impact development further north. We will certainly know much more as the higher resolutions arrives.

EASTER WEEKEND: After the stormy weather moves east Friday morning another upper level trough will move over the state and produce a cold, windy, and dreary setup by Friday night. This wet weather will linger into Saturday, with clouds, showers, and patchy drizzle. I do expect this system to exit by Saturday evening, with sunshine returning for Easter Sunday. Sunrise time on Sunday will be at 6:10 a.m.

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