However, during the evening and overnight hours, numerous thunderstorms are expected along a strong cold front, including some strong or severe thunderstorms with the potential for large hail and damaging winds. I am bumping up the coverage to 50% but keeping the chance for severe storms along the Gulf Coast. Ahead of this front look for a mostly cloudy sky Friday with a chance for a scattered shower or thunderstorm.
Behind this front temperatures are going to drop throughout the day on Saturday falling into the mid 50s during the afternoon.
Friday evening we will be tracking a line of heavy rainfall with embedded storms that will approach west Alabama after 7 p.m.
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Parts of the Midlands are under a Marginal Risk of severe weather Saturday. Some of the strongest storms in this line could produce strong to damaging wind gusts and large hail.
Spring means severe weather and the State of MI wants to make sure everyone is ready with a state-wide tornado drill. There is still a chance the threat for strong storms could linger past midnight. It will be very windy as temperatures will begin in the low to mid 40s and will struggle to make it into the low to mid 50s Saturday afternoon.
Friday is shaping up to be a warm, humid and breezy day with highs in the upper 70s and winds out of the south at 10-20 miles per hour. Temperatures are hovering in the mid and upper 30s for most of us. Frost also was in the forecast for Wednesday night of this week. Freezing temperatures are possible Sunday morning, with a mostly sunny sky after that.