Friday weather: Rainy and windy again, with highs in the mid-50s

Alfred Osborne
April 14, 2018

Another nice spring day is underway in central and south Alabama. Skies will be mostly clear.

For Tarrant County residents, the main question will be "where's the dryline" when those severe thunderstorms start firing up Friday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms are likely to be ongoing through the early morning hours Saturday, lasting through the early afternoon.

A powerful weekend cold front will bring lots of rain, the risk of a few severe storms, and an abrupt end to our current warming trend! Timing is still a big question with this system, with different models showing different outcomes. Ample sunshine allows for the atmosphere to warm up and gain energy for storms to form later.

YOUR FREE WECT MOBILE WEATHER APP: Your First Alert weather app can keep you one step ahead of the storm, and alert you to severe weather watches while you're on the go. The SPC outlook will certainly be adjusted between now and Saturday as details become clearer. There are still some IF's. and if certain if's pan out then changes will need to be made to either beefing up the severe threats or lowering them.

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The effected area includes northwest Missouri, northeast Kansas and parts of Iowa and Nebraska. Light mixed precipitation or snow is possible Saturday night into Sunday morning.

With the tornado threat a bit higher for this particular storm setup today, please make sure you have a way to get notified of threatening weather, should any warnings be issued for your particular area. There is a chance for more storms as a cold front pushes into the Heartland.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service office in Huntsville said a flash flood watch remains from 7 a.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday for locations west of I-65. Friday night should be mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Daytime highs will grow from the 60s Monday and Tuesday to mainly 70s thereafter.

Well see some sunshine mixed with clouds but the winds will be gusting to 40 miles per hour.

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