Analyzing Weekend Storm Chances
As of 10:15 PM, Rain is currently moving into the Huntsville metro area on a northeast track. No lightning has been observed with this activity over the past hour, so folks should only expect a decent downpour as this moves through.
Once the rain moves through, areas of fog will begin to develop. There have already been several reports of fog developing in central Alabama, so caution is advised for those traveling overnight and in the morning before 9:00 AM when sunshine will burn off the lower clouds.
Eyes then turn to the weekend where there is the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms. Here is the latest outlook from the Storm Prediction Center.
As of right now, the threat begins in the morning for the southwestern portion of the state. Coverage begins to increase throughout the day. There is plenty of shear in place, and a “fair” bit of instability. As of right now, the supercell composite model run keeps everything from near Cullman county south at 7:00 PM Saturday. This is when things look the most widespread. This does not necessarily mean it will be “focused” at this time, but this is when the greatest coverage looks to be.
We will certainly need to keep an eye on things this weekend as severe storms will remain possible. As far as a tornado threat goes, the highest threat comes around midnight Saturday into Sunday morning, but it’s not a very high-end threat.
We will keep an eye on things and let you know of any changes. Be sure to follow us on our Discord server and social media accounts.