Scattered showers and thunderstorms are moving their way through central Mississippi this afternoon, eventually arriving into north Alabama just in time for after school and weekend activities.
Hit-or-miss, unevenly-spaced afternoon and evening storms fire up between 1 PM and 7 PM Friday.
Some storms will bring torrential rain, dangerous lightning and gusty winds along their slow track through North Alabama. Severe storms are not anticipated at this time, though heavy rainfall and frequent lightning are possible with the heavier storms that form.
The weekend: More often than not, a weekend in early August is going to have at least a chance of some thunderstorms. They won’t be terribly widespread, but if one rumbles up to you while you had other plans, it can be inconvenient!
Expect the ‘unexpected’ with these afternoon storms this weekend. We see enough clouds and storms in the area to hold most thermometers below 90ºF on Saturday; however, fewer storms means more sun and more heat for Sunday. Both days, the heat index could top out near 100ºF because of the extra-thick humidity moving north from the Gulf of Mexico.