It is going to be windy with an east/southwest wind 10-25+ miles per hour.
The storms will clear the area by Saturday night. Our latest in-house computer guidance pushes the squall line into Southwest Louisiana before sunrise so make sure to have a way to receive severe weather alerts before going to bed Friday night.
Gusty south winds continue tonight and Thursday but this keeps warmer air in place.
Winter Storm Watches have been put into effect for Judith, Cascade and Fergus counties due to potential of moderate to heavy snow making travel hard through Friday.
In a statewide forecast update on the storm today, the NWS said the northern and central portions of the Lower Peninsula on Saturday could get hit with the kind of weather that can bring trees down on power lines.
Then a high pressure will build back in rising temperatures once again and drying things out. Large hail, damaging winds, even a few tornadoes are not out of the question.
While the overall number of severe weather events were below average previous year, severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, and tornadoes were still responsible for five deaths and over $220 million in damages across the state of MI.
We will continue to monitor this storm system as it develops. Highs may not get much above the 40 degree mark. We could also receive heavy rainfall, with some locations picking up several inches.
One of the best ways to monitor the where you live and receive those severe weather alerts is through our FREE KTRE First Alert weather app. on both your smart phone and tablet devices. They said there also is a chance of an isolated tornado, although at this time that chance appears low.
There is the possibility we could see the severe weather threat ramp up during the afternoon and evening for east Alabama if this system slows down a bit. Temperatures will be falling through the 60s, and bottom out overnight in the middle and low 50.
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