The main event occurs Sunday evening when the cold front works into southwest Virginia. The highest severe threat will be moving into northwest Alabama from 1-3 p.m. and northeast Alabama from 6-9 p.m.
The line of storms will bring heavy rain, some hail, and the potential for damaging wind gusts.
Temperatures on Monday will increase around 10° for most of us with a lot of melting going on. Winds will relax Sunday night, allowing for a steady drop in temperature.
The Live 5 First Alert Weather team declared Sunday a First Alert Weather Day because of the possibility of severe weather. The strongest storms finally exit our eastern counties during the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning.
Some thunderstorms may pop up early Sunday afternoon in inland spots along the fast-moving sea breeze. Our WDAM First Alert Weather app can tell you if a storm near you has hail, strong winds or rotation. More unsettled weather is expected in the latter half of the week with the best chance of rain expected next Saturday. I-90 remains closed across most of South Dakota from Wall to Sioux Falls. Drier and cooler conditions move in this afternoon, with wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour.
The heat will continue and conditions will be mostly dry until the afternoon approaches. Accumulation still generally looks light, especially given our sun angle this time of year, but up to an inch can not be ruled out in the higher elevations.
Monday's storm will be gone by Tuesday, but, due to the antecedent upper level low and a cold pocket of air aloft, a few showers could pop up during the afternoon.
After freezing fields and leaving a blanket of snow in Wisconsin on Friday, the system rolled through Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi Saturday.