Alabama Skies: Plenty of rain Saturday with a couple severe storms; better chance of rough weather Sunday

Published 11:21 pm Friday, July 7, 2023

Most of us will have a decent chance of rain or a thunderstorm Saturday. There is also a chance for some severe weather in northern and central Alabama, especially in western parts of the state.

Saturday’s severe risk is more isolated, but an approaching cold front will bring a much better, much more widespread chance of strong not severe storms Sunday. Still, we aren’t expecting a major weather event for large sections of the state like we had a few weeks ago.

Rain chances Saturday are confident in widespread storms in the afternoon across the state. Any severe risk is mainly for isolated severe storms with strong winds and hail.

North Alabama

Mostly sunny with showers and storms becoming likely in the afternoon and evening. Some storms could be strong to severe. High of 88 and low of 69.

Central Alabama

Increasing clouds with storms becoming likely in the late afternoon and evening. High of 91 and low of 71. A storm or two could become strong to severe, especially in western regions.

South Alabama

Mostly sunny with showers and thunderstorms likely in the late afternoon and evening. High of 90. Becoming mostly cloudy overnight. Low of 71.

Gulf Coast

Mostly sunny with widespread showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 92 and heat index of 106. A few showers or storms remaining in the evening. Becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Low of 75.