A BUSY DAY: So far, we have confirmed damage in parts of Pike and Montgomery counties; that damage was almost certainly caused by a couple of brief tornadoes. There have also been scattered damage reports from Bullock County, too. NWS survey teams will investigate the damage tomorrow and determine specifics like intensity, length and width.
NOW WHAT? Skies will quickly clear behind the front, and any leftover showers or storms in southeast Alabama will die out by sunset. Sunshine dominates Friday and Saturday; highs both days will warm into the upper 80s to lower 90s with only a tiny (10%) risk of a quick shower or storm. Most stay dry.
MORE STORMS: A deep, dynamic trough will swing into the lower Mississippi Valley late Sunday and into Sunday night, bringing a cold front towards us. Rain and storms will arrive in west Alabama late Sunday, then push through the rest of the state Sunday night and into Monday. It's still early, but shear profiles and instability values suggest at least some risk of a few strong or severe storms. We'll keep you posted...
Josh Johnson, WSFA First Alert Chief Meteorologist