Wes: Storm threat ending with a cold, cloudy, windy, rainy setup developing for Friday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - It has been a very active night across our area with numerous severe thunderstorm warnings and several reports of downed trees and power lines. The severe storm threat is coming to an end across our eastern counties, however rain and breezy conditions will continue overnight.

A trailing upper level trough axis and an upper level low will track over the state on Friday. This will bring a cold, cloudy, windy, and rainy setup that will last throughout the day on Friday, Friday night, and exit to the east early Saturday morning.

This will make for a dreary setup and plan for jacket weather as temperatures tumble into the low 50s by Friday evening. Temperatures will tumble into the 40s Friday night. The clouds should move out by lunchtime on Saturday, so that will allow for a temperature rebound into the 60s.

EASTER SUNDAY: The current storm system will clear the state just in time for Easter Sunday and you can expect another cold start to the day, with lows in the 40s. We will enjoy a beautiful sunrise for the early morning services and the sunrise time will be at 6:10 a.m. The sky will remain mostly sunny during the day, with highs in the 70s, and a light west to southwest wind.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: We will start off next week on a sunny note, with highs rebounding into the upper 70s and low 80s on Monday and Tuesday. We do have a big change in the forecast regarding the setup for the Wednesday and Thursday time frame. New guidance is now showing high pressure building east of the area on Wednesday with a moisture return setting the stage for a few isolated showers and possibly a thunderstorm. These rain chances will be increasing Wednesday night and into the day on Thursday as another cold front impacts the state. Right now we do not see a major severe risk with this particular system but we will monitor closely and let you know if anything changes. Join for continuing updates on WBRC FOX6.

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