With a warm and humid airmass in place, daytime heating will allow scattered thunderstorms to develop again today.
A upper low centered near New Orleans will again provide for a chance of showers and thunderstorms…especially this afternoon.
There is some indication that we could see less coverage than experienced on Tuesday.
Afternoon high temperatures should range from 86 to 91 as we expect to see more sun than we’ve seen so far this week.
We will have a weak cold front push down from the north on Thursday, and this will bring more widespread showers and storms to the forecast for the state.
We expect the front to clear most of the state except the southeast sections by Friday morning. This could allow for more typical summer time weather for the weekend.
A very warm, moist and unstable airmass remains over the state. The upper low that has produced scattered storms in recent days has shifted westward into southern Mississippi.
The continued circulation associated with the low will aid the eastern flow today, and as daytime heating builds…we expect to see more scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop.
The high moisture count is a sign that some of these storms will produce some locally heavy rainfall amounts in a short period of time. Some folks could pick up a couple of inches of rain in a short period of time.
Movement of the rain and storms will be out of the east towards the west.
Daytime highs will be held back some due to the increase in clouds and rain, however the humidity will produce a tropical-like feeling in the air.
A weak upper Low is producing showers in northeast Alabama early this morning. There are also good deal of lower clouds and patchy fog to deal with as well.
Isolated to scattered showers and storms will be possible this today. The best chances of seeing rain will be in the eastern and southern sections, although we expect a 20% chance state wide.
Afternoon high temperatures will reach the mid to upper 80′s in the northeastern areas. We expect near 90 elsewhere and perhaps the low 90′s across central and southern areas.
The upper Low still looks to play a factor in our weather on Tuesday, producing additional chances of scattered showers and storms.
This morning a stalled cold front stretches from Nashville to Birmingham, then southwestward to the Louisiana Gulf Coast.
East of this boundary, the surface dew points are in the low to mid 70′s…but only in the mid 60′s to the west of the front.
Overall today will be cloudy, but the best chance for scattered showers will be east of I-65.
With the frontal boundary currently stalling out over the area, rain and storms will try to move from the southwest towards the northeast.
This afternoon could see a few isolated thunderstorm development as an area of low pressure slowly moves northeast across the boundary.
Afternoon high temperatures will be just shy of seasonable in the mid to upper 80′s.
Drier air will move into the state on Monday, and we expect to see fewer showers and storms…along with warmer temperatures.