A outflow boundary has pushed into central Alabama this morning, and a few showers and thunderstorms have developed along this boundary.
The main action continues to be along and north of the cold front. The front is located near a Tupelo, Mississippi to Huntsville line as of 6 AM.
Southwest flow aloft will keep the surface front from making much southward progress today. We expect to see the front to push southward near a Tuscaloosa to Anniston line by late this afternoon.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop along the north of the cold front. Slightly lower rain chances will exist for the southern half of the area.
Good rain chances exist for areas along and north of the I-20 corridor into the evening hours. The thunderstorms will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds. There is a risk of localized flooding today.
Afternoon high temperatures should be in the 80’s to the north of the front where more clouds and rain are expected, and in the 90’s further south.
The instability will shift to areas south of I-20 tonight, although areas north of I-20 will continue to experience some showers through Saturday morning.
The storm chances are expected to shift further south and continue through the weekend.
Although drier air is expected to move into northern sections, we expect lots of clouds through the weekend.