A look at Saturday morning weather features show a cutoff upper low spinning over the north central Gulf. A disturbance over Missouri is diving southward.
Easterly flow and moisture values will continue to rise today with rain chances increasing form east to west. The highest rain chances will occur during the heat of day this afternoon and evening.
Partly to mostly cloudy conditions will prevail with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible state wide.
Daytime high temperatures will be several degrees below normal due to the cloud cover and rain.
Rain chances will slowly decrease on Sunday…generally from southwest to northeast…as the upper low lifts northeast over the Appalachians.
By Monday…with no real lifting mechanisms present, conditions should be dry across much of the area with a slight chance of scattered storms.
We will be watch what happens to Tropical Storm Erika. The latest forecast from NHC has Erika weakening as it moves over Cuba with a small chance of it restrengthening over the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.
At this time, no major impacts are expected here in Alabama. Adjustments to rain chances may be needed based on future changes to the track and intensity forecast by mid to late week.