A cold front stretches from eastern Kentucky westward into Oklahoma this morning.
An upper level shortwave trough is expected to dive southeastward today pushing the cold front into northwest Alabama.
Showers and thunderstorms will be possible ahead of the front…however they will be scattered in nature and most areas will not see them today.
The highest chances of thunderstorms will be over the southern sections of the state.
Rainfall chances will gradually taper off from the north as drier air out of the northwest begins to overspread the region.
Afternoon highs may rebound closer to normal across northwest Alabama, but the temperatures could be held back a few degrees in eastern and southeastern sections with the better rain chances there.
Drier air moves into the state for Friday, with mostly dry and hot conditions returning to the state.