Rain totals through Monday morning
Almost perfect weather conditions are ahead for those that have outdoor plans to start off the Memorial Day weekend.
The mild weather Friday will give way to much warmer afternoon temperatures in the 80’s for Saturday and Sunday.
Southerly surface flow will increase surface dewpoints toward the later part of the weekend. We still expect mostly dry conditions through Sunday.
It looks as though Monday a very moist and unsettled pattern will start off the week as the upper level flow becomes southwesterly across the southeast states.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will return to our daily forecast by Monday afternoon and continue into the work week.
A cold front pushed into Alabama Wednesday evening with cool and dry air filtering into northern and central sections of the state.
Temperatures will range from the low 70’s in the north to upper 80’s in the far southeast by this afternoon.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms chances today will be limited to the far southern region of the state.
The weekend is looking partly cloudy and warm, with the next chance of rain coming in the form of scattered thunderstorms by Sunday afternoon.
Scattered strong thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and continue through the evening hours.
The Storm Prediction Center has place a marginal risk of severe storms for all but the southeast sections of the state. We don’t expect widespread severe storms, but a few could become severe.
The storms may produce strong wind gusts up to 60 mph, torrential rain, small hail and frequent lightning.
A cold front will move into Alabama this evening bring an end to the severe threat.
An unsettled week ahead appears likely for Alabama as a weak low pressure and upper level disturbances move through the region.
These weather features and an approaching cold front will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms through Thursday.
The main threats with these storms this week will be locally heavy rain, wind gusts as high as 40-50 mph, frequent lightning and perhaps some small hail.
If the front makes it down into northern sections of the state by Thursday, this will allow the storm chances to push southward to areas just along and south of the boundary.