Not Out Of The Woods Yet For Severe Storms
Cold Start Easter Weekend
Most thunderstorms earlier Thursday night bypassed Columbus to the north and west. However, additional heavy storms are forming across portions of Alabama as a tropical warm front surges northward in advance of a western cold front. As these storms merge, damaging wind gusts will develop in areas. A tornado cannot be ruled out. Precautionary plans should already be in place, such as knowing where to go in a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning and outdoor lawn furniture being secured. These storms will exit to the east later this morning.
Hit/miss showers and a thundershower can redevelop on the backside of our exiting storm system for this afternoon. However, a cooler gusty wind will also take shape.
Saturday will remain windy with times of clouds and sun; even the chance of a brief afternoon shower.
Easter Sunday starts chilly, but the afternoon will be quite nice.
The next threat to get wet will come with a shower and thunderstorm later next week. Stay tuned.