The amazing warmth will continue on this MLK holiday.  In fact we should be in the 70’s each day this week.  But the big story this week will be a series of storm systems which will track through the state, including 2 prominent systems.  Rain & thunderstorms will spike on Thursday night and again on Saturday night.  The weekend storm system appears to be the strongest and could feature severe weather.  Rainfall totals will be rather heavy.  Details below.

TODAY (MLK Holiday):  Partly sunny, very warm.  High 77.  Tonight’s low 56.

Here’s a look at today’s potential highs.  The record for Montgomery today is 79.    We may fall just shy, perhaps, but we have quite a streak going.  We have had tied or surpassed a record for 4 days straight!

TUESDAY:  Clouds will dominate.  Still very warm.  High in the upper 70’s   Low Tuesday night  61.

WEDNESDAY through FRIDAY:  Scattered showers Wednesday. 30% chance.  Thursday: 40% chance daytime, but 80% Thursday night into Friday.  Showers and thundserstorms.  Severe weather can’t be ruled out, but right now, the parameters appear low.  We will continue to monitor.

Here’s the Map for Thursday night.  Showers & storms.

SIGNIFICANT WEEKEND STORM SYSTEM:  A powerful storm system will affect Alabama this weekend.  Evidence is growing that we could be affected by severe storms and perhaps a tornado threat by Saturday night into early Sunday.  As the week goes on we will refine the details of this potent storm system.  Already the Storm Prediction Center has outlooked the area for severe weather Saturday night.

Here’s the potent set up on Saturday night.

RAINFALL POTENTIAL:  Could be some excessive rainfall totals over the next 7 days, easily in the 3 – 4” range, locally more.

MUCH COLDER AIR:  Temperatures will plunge behind the big weekend storm system.  Much colder air arrives by the first of next week.

Lots of weather to keep track of this week!  Your next video returns tomorrow.  Many of you, including me, has a day off today.  Enjoy your extended weekend.  I’ll see you in the morning.  –Rich



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