FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Possible scattered showers for Thursday

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Possible scattered showers for Thursday

(WAFF) - We're starting this morning with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid/upper 60s. The clouds will increase through the morning as temperatures warm. Areas that stay dry this morning should make it into the mid 80s after lunch.

Some may not be quite that warm as scattered showers could start popping up by the mid-to-late morning. Storms will be more numerous this afternoon compared to recent days this week. They should be most widespread during the evening hours as a cold front heads into the Valley.

Some storms could be strong with gusty winds to 45 mph, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rainfall. Although the threat for severe weather is low, an isolated warning or two cannot be ruled out.

Any rain should fade away late tonight with most areas dry under clearing skies by Friday morning. Lows should bottom out in the upper 50s. Winds will be out of the northwest on Friday around 10 mph. That will bring in cooler, drier air for the weekend.

Highs Friday should stay in the upper 70s with mostly sunny skies.  We'll see clear skies overnight and lows will be cooler in the lower 50s. Highs will stay in the mid 70s on Saturday. A reinforcing shot of cool air should arrive with a dry cold front late Saturday.

We should start Sunday in the lower 50s with highs in the low-to-mid 70s behind this front. Clouds will increase over the course of Sunday. We'll stay dry this weekend, but unsettled weather returns next week.

There will be a slight chance for isolated showers Monday with a higher chance for more widespread rain and storms through the middle of the week.