RADAR CHECK: As of 11:31 am, rain continues over the southern portions of the area along and south of I-85 before crossing I-65 near Hayneville and inching back northward to Linden. North of that, it is dry with partly to mostly cloudy skies. As of the 11 am roundup, temperatures across the area were in the lower 40s to the lower 50s. Selma and Tuscaloosa were the warm spots at 52º. The cool spot was Talladega at 43º. Birmingham was sitting at 49º.
REST OF TODAY: Showers will continue to push northeastward across the area, eventually making it up to the I-20 corridor late this afternoon, and up into the northern parts of Central Alabama and into the Tennessee Valley by the evening. There may be some thunder mixed in during the evening and late-night hours, but no strong storms are expected. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s for most with overnight lows in the mid to upper 40s.
SUNDAY’S WEATHER: Rain will continue to move across the area during the morning hours on Sunday before it starts to mostly dry out by mid-morning for the western parts. However, some redevelopment will occur and showers will continue to be possible through much of the remainder of the day. Highs in the lower 50s to the upper 60s. Some thunderstorms may occur east of I-65, but nothing strong or severe.
NEXT WEEK: Skies will begin to clear out on Monday as we’ll get a chance to dry out for a day. It will eventually become sunny before sunset and highs will be in the upper 40s to the upper 50s.
Our next dynamic system will be building off to our west on Tuesday and will eventually move into the area during the late-night hours. By sunrise on Wednesday, rain and storms will be likely across all the area, but will be quickly exiting the area by mid-afternoon.
There will be ingredients in place for the chance of severe storms, and the Storm Prediction Center has the southern half of the state in a Slight Risk on their Day 4 Severe Weather Outlook. Threats will be from damaging straight line winds and one or two tornadoes. Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 50s to the lower 60s, and in the mid 40s to the mid 60s from northwest to southeast on Wednesday. We’ll get a better idea on timing and threats when the higher-definition models come into play.
Thursday will be a partly to mostly cloudy and very cool day across the area with afternoon highs only reaching the mid 40s to the mid 50s.
And at the end of the forecast period on Friday… Temperatures will start to recover as we’ll have sunny skies, but we’ll remain in the middle of a trough that will keep it cool across the area. Highs in the 50s.
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