FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Severe weather outbreak likely Saturday

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Severe weather outbreak likely Saturday

The primary threat will be damaging winds, but large hail and even tornadoes can not be ruled out.

The Storm Prediction Center has the Interstate 65 corridor in a slight risk for storms, while areas along the Plateau are under an enhanced risk. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation is 80%. The chance of precipitation is 40 percent with new rainfall amounts totaling less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms, according to the weather service. Rain finally wraps up Sunday night with a few dry days into next week. A northwest wind of 13 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 31 miles per hour is in the forecast. Models are hinting at a moderate to even high power outage index for Sunday night and into Monday morning.

To the west, the storm has already prompted Blizzard Warnings, High Wind Warnings or Winter Storm Warnings from the Canadian border to the Mexican Border.

The boundary clears the region early Monday morning and the wind will be gusty. Wind: SW/S 5-10. Low: 46. High: 66. Wind: NW 10-20 miles per hour.

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Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 70 and a low around 50. High: 77. Wind: S 15-25 miles per hour.

THURSDAY: Chance for showers. High: 74. Wind: NW 10-20 miles per hour. A few more spotty showers are possible through this evening.

Thunderstorms will move into much of Georgia and the rest of Alabama on Sunday, with the possibility of isolated tornadoes as well as large hail and damaging winds. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

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