A Little Warmer Today, Wednesday Storms
MARGINAL RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING
After a mild and breezy Sunday, the winds should relax some today under a mostly sunny sky. Highs will reach the lower to middle 70s for most of us in the area. The warming trend will continue into Tuesday as most places will top the 80 degree mark with partly cloudy skies expected.
The only chance of rain for the next 7-10 days comes with a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms on Wednesday. A decaying line of thunderstorms will reach northern parts of Alabama and Georgia early Wednesday morning. Where those storms finally dissipate will play a big role in the severe weather chances for Wednesday afternoon as the line will lay down boundaries for new storms to fire. Isolated severe thunderstorms are expected in the afternoon and evening hours. Damaging winds are the main threat, but large hail will be a threat as well with cold temperatures aloft. While the risk of tornadoes is extremely small, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
Clearing skies and cooler temperatures will follow for Thursday, with a pronounced warmup Friday into the weekend as we turn the calendar to May. By the end of the weekend and early next week, some places in our viewing area may see high temperatures touch 90 degrees. No rain is currently in the forecast between Thursday and next Monday.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker