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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for our northern counties through 8 PM this evening. Storms that develop will be capable of damaging wind gusts up to 65 mph, large hail up to ping-pong ball size, and a couple of tornadoes can’t be ruled out.
This afternoon brings scattered showers and storms at a 50% chance. For areas north of I-10 there is a marginal risk for severe storms. That’s a low-end risk but means that isolated severe storms will be possible. If a storm were to become severe the main concern would be damaging wind gusts and hail, but a brief tornado or two can’t be ruled out. Highs today will be in the low to mid-80s. Skies will be mostly cloudy and it will be breezy at times with a southerly wind.
Rain chances drop off a little bit tonight, but not away completely as lows fall to the low 70s again.
The News 5 area will be WEATHER AWARE tomorrow. A cold front will approach our area from the west. Storm chances will rise through the morning into the afternoon. Storms tomorrow will be capable of damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes. Make sure you have multiple ways to receive alerts tomorrow just in case.
We’ll continue to keep a high chance for storms through early Wednesday as the cold front finally moves through. By the afternoon storms will begin to move away and drier air will begin to move in. For the end of the week, we’ll be looking at near seasonal temperatures and sunshine.