Watching the Cold Front

 

Models continue to indicate a cold front approaching and moving into Alabama starting this afternoon.

It looks as the front will reach far northwest Alabama in the early afternoon and south of the Tennessee River by evening.

We expect showers and thunderstorms just ahead of the front. Some of the thunderstorms will produce strong gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall.

Widely scattered thunderstorms associated with afternoon heating will be possible for the rest of the state.

High temperatures will back off a bit today across the extreme north, while upper 80’s and 90’s will continue across the central and southern areas.

The forecast gets tricky as the front will be moving slowly south and erratic the next couple of days.

For now, it looks as the front will move near the I-20 corridor by Friday into Saturday and stall out. This will keep thunderstorm chances along and south of the front, while locations north of the front may see some clouds and light rain.

Future forecasts will be based on the movements of the front, but we expect the weather to be unsettled through the weekend… with a few surprises in the forecast along the way.