Sunday night will be clear and chilly with lows in the lower 40s and possibly some upper 30s. Temperatures on Monday and Tuesday mornings may fall to around 40 degrees across much of the area with temperatures a few degrees cooler in counties to the north. A tornado or severe thunderstorm watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe storms, but does not ensure that such storms will develop, or pinpoint exactly where they will occur. Mid to late week, high pressure moves into the Western Atlantic with a warming trend and moisture returning. A line of strong to severe storms will enter west Alabama around 2-3 p.m., reaching Tuscaloosa around 4-5, Birmingham 6-7, and then on into east Alabama, reaching Anniston/Gadsden by 9.
"Unfortunately we are still pretty far in advance of the events and details are limited", James Carpenter, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said Saturday morning. We'll be on hand through the day for cut-ins if warranted, with updates throughout the day. The remainder of the week looks quiet and dry with only a slight chance for a shower overnight Wednesday.
Rain and strong winds have entered Alabama Saturday morning as the state braces for a day of potentially severe weather. Highs will be in the mid 60s.
For more details on the forecast, tune into News 19 at 5pm, 6pm, and 10pm and this weekend. Sunday will be breezy with a gradually clearing sky.
We stay on the warm side tonight as temperatures drop down to the mid and lower 60's.