A cold front is moving into north Alabama early this morning. As expected there have been some scattered showers and thunderstorms since Midnight associated with the system. However, most areas have seen no rain.
Drier air moving into the state from north to south will reduce the chances of seeing additional storm development for most areas of north Alabama for today.
The cooler air behind the front won’t be felt as much today across the northern sections, but drier air will reduce humidity levels.
The cooler air arrives tonight and will be very noticeable by Tuesday morning.
Afternoon highs will warm into the mid to upper 80s across the north, behind the front. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s across the south.
We will be watching the cold front for the southern areas of the state.
Isolated severe storms will be possible ahead of a strong cold front Monday afternoon, generally along and south of a Demopolis to Clanton to Alexander City line.
The main threats will be damaging straight line winds and large hail. Of course, brief heavy rainfall and lightning can be expected with any storms.
A cold front is located to our north in the Ohio Valley region and moving southeast. Thunderstorms…some strong and severe have been occurring to our north today.
Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will move into north Alabama tonight, ahead of the approaching cold front.
Some of the storms will produce gusty winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning. These storms are not expected to be severe tonight.
For north and central Alabama…shower and thunderstorm activity will give way to clearing skies early Monday as drier air quickly filters into the region.
Tomorrow, as the front moves southward through the state, additional thunderstorms are possible and some of these could be severe.
The best chance of severe storms will be during the afternoon south of the Highway 80/I-85 corridor, where damaging winds and large hail are possible.
Behind this front, cooler temperatures are expected with possible record lows Wednesday morning.
Temperatures topped out in the low and mid 90′s across Alabama on Saturday. It should be a few degrees warmer today along with higher humidity.
The combination of heat and humidity will be felt state wide today.
The dewpoints are averaging 4-6 degrees higher than 24 hours ago, with mid 70′s dewpoints prevalent across Mississippi and southwest Alabama.
The combination of heat and humidity will push heat indices to 100 degrees for most areas and 105 across the west and south central counties.
A warm southwest flow will continue tonight with lows in the mid 70′s area-wide.
A cold front will enter northwest Alabama around Midnight tonight and be near a Tuscaloosa to Birmingham line by sunrise Monday.
There could be some scattered showers and thunderstorms associated with the front this evening into the overnight hours. We don’t expect a lot of storms, but a few scattered storms will occur over the area.
Cooler and drier air will move into Alabama and temperatures are expected to below normal through mid-week across Alabama.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a heat advisory…Which is in effect from Noon today until 7 pm this evening.
* Temperatures…Middle to upper 90s.
* Impacts…The combination of heat and humidity will increase the chances of heat related illnesses. Heat indices will approach 105.
Southwest flow today will bring usher in a very warm air mass across central Alabama. Temperatures will warm into the middle and upper 90s.
Along with muggy conditions…heat indices will approach 105 degrees across the western and southern portions of central Alabama.
Counties included in the heat advisory: Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Chilton, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Lowndes, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Sumter, Tuscaloosa
The Weather Service office in Tallahassee has issued a heat advisory from 11am until 7pm for Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible…Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.