An absolutely beautiful day across Alabama today with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 70′s and 80′s.
Dry weather should continue tonight and on Thursday, as high pressure slides to our east.
A southerly flow should help increase moisture levels again on Thursday afternoon.
We should see some scattered showers and thundershowers develop over northwestern sections of the state Thursday evening.
Rain chances increase Thursday night into Friday morning as a surface low tracks across the Ohio River Valley, with a cold front extending southward.
Models have been coming in with less moisture but are pretty consistent with the timing of the system. The highest rain chances will be across the northern sections, closer to the low and upper level system.
Rain will end from west to east Friday morning with the system exiting to the east.
At this point, we will hold on to a dry and nice forecast for the weekend. Highs will range from near 80 across the northern areas to the mid 80′s across the southern sections of the state.
Dense fog has begun to form early this morning, generally along and south of the Interstate 20 corridor.
Visibilities could be reduced to less than 1/4 of a mile at times, and a Dense Fog Advisory has been issued through 9am.
Travel could become hazardous, so make sure you SLOW DOWN, use your low-beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
Today’s weather is shaping up to be mostly cloudy with showers and a few thunderstorms moving into north Alabama this morning.
The activity will spread south during the day. Daytime highs will mainly be in the 70s.
No severe weather is expected, and not everyone will receive rain. Most all rain totals will be less than .25 of an inch.
The cold front will be moving through by later today and into tonight.
This will bring a return to sunny and dry conditions for Wednesday and Thursday.
Clouds will continue to increase through the day as a cold front approaches the area from the west. Afternoon highs will top out in the middle to upper 70s once again today, with a few 80′s across the southern counties.
Although it won’t be out of the question to see a few raindrops across the far northwest counties late this afternoon, most locations should remain dry today.
Shower activity will increase overnight tonight through the morning on Tuesday as a surface cold front moves through the area.
With the incoming system, we’ll have some instability to work with out ahead of the front as dewpoints rise into the low to mid 60′s.
We just won’t have the upper support and shear necessary to sustain updrafts and support significant thunderstorm development.
If we do see any stronger storms, they could product some small hail with cold temperatures aloft and gusty winds…but that’s all we’ll highlight at this time.