A Warm Thursday Before Stormy Weather for Friday

First Alert Day issued for Sunday, strong storms possible

Chris Bailey's Forecast | Spring weather finally kicks in

Expect additional warmth Friday with a run at the lower 80s, as most areas remain rain-free and winds continue to blow from the southwest! Friday highs will be near 80 degrees. The storms will move through late night, probably close to midnight, and finish pre-dawn Saturday morning. Large hail, damaging winds, even a few tornadoes are not out of the question. Contrary to popular belief, these sirens are not meant to be heard indoors - they are to warn people who are outside that severe weather is threatening and they should take shelter. A severe thunderstorm developed east of Iron River and raced northeastward towards Marquette producing large hail up to golf-ball size and wind gusts approaching 90 miles per hour.

Scattered severe storms will be possible Friday, and that could impact the Hogeye Marathon Expo in downtown Springdale. It warned of long and severe storms in the southeast, while storms in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques would be concentrated along the Basque coast.

As of right now the Storm Prediction Center has all counties/parishes in the "enhanced risk" zone for severe weather. Friday afternoon temperatures will climb into the low to mid 80°s.

Since the storms will be moving through at a rapid pace, the rainfall potential will be around one-to-two inches, which will limit the overall flood threat. In any event, Sunday will be a First Alert Weather Day. Clouds arrive tomorrow, and Saturday brings showers and thunderstorms.

However as we saw last weekend an isolated tornado will be possible as well.

The line weakens as it moves east of Huntsville into a more stable environment, but rain is still likely as showers develop on and off throughout the morning and early afternoon.

Temperatures do cool down slightly with highs in the middle 70s on Friday.

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