The early morning concern is focused primarily to the east with visibility being cut down to less that a mile in various areas. This focus has also prompted some early morning dense fog advisories in Alabama, but that pales in comparison to the concern for bad weather hitting later today. 40% chance of showers during the daytime hours, with a high of 71 degrees, winds SE 10-15 mph.
Tonight is the prime time period for the strong storms to pull through our area, especially for the southwest corner of the state. Our chances of rain escalate to 90-100% according to the latest models. Overall we could see quick forming storms with heavy downpours in a brief period of time. It's a fast moving system, suggesting the possibility of severe storms. Overnight storm could last beyond the midnight hours, and we may see some tornado warnings issued.
Tomorrow, in the early morning hours, expect some of the storm to continue to linger in the eastern portions of our viewing area. Folks in Attala, Scott, Leakey, Smith and Newton counties are particularly in the cross hairs of the targeted areas of early morning storms. By sunrise, most of the rain should be out of the way, expect highs in the lower 70s.
Another round of rain is expected on Saturday; a 60% chance of showers is anticipated.
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