FIRST TO ALERT: Severe storms moving in early Friday.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Weather looks quiet across the Valley for Thursday with still more clouds than sun around, but enough sunshine combined with southerly winds will push our high temperatures into the 80s this afternoon. Overnight the potential for severe weather increases as a squall line moves across the Southeast bringing a damaging wind and weak tornado threat to our area early Friday morning.

Storms look to each east Alabama as early as 1-2AM ET and west Georgia by 5-6AM ET. Any threat for severe weather should diminish by late morning for the Valley, but a few residual showers are possible on the backside of the storms—some of which may linger into Saturday. Bottom line: make sure you have a reliable way to receive weather alerts since the storms will most likely roll through while you’re sleeping! The strong cold front associated with the incoming squall line will drop our temperatures throughout the day tomorrow, putting us well into the 40s for mornings over Easter weekend and with highs only in the 60s on Saturday! Clouds finally clear out in full by Easter Sunday and highs will easily rebound into the upper 70s. The start of the next week looks warm and dry, but we could see some low rain chances back past mid-week.

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