It’s been a pleasant Sunday across our area, with sunshine mixing in with the clouds. This was not the case for our friends in nearby Louisiana. Since lunchtime, much of that state has been under a tornado watch. The big question is will this watch be extended eastward into Mississippi and Alabama? I don’t think folks in Alabama will have to worry about that scenario as the main energy supporting the severe threat will be sliding northward. While the severe weather threat may be lower, we will still have some rain and thunder overnight. We will be in good shape during the evening hours tonight, with the rain entering the state near or just after midnight.
I know we had to spring forward with the clocks today but are you ready to spring forward weather-wise? This week our weather setup is about to fast-forward into a late spring setup. Over the next few days there will be no pronounced features that will sweep across Alabama and bring drier air. Instead, we will be in a very warm and moist environment through the middle portion of the week. As temperatures warm during the day this will further destabilize the atmosphere and help spark thunderstorms and rainfall development. We expect more rain and storms to develop with the heating of the day tomorrow and some could be on the strong side.
An upper level ridge will try building northward during the late Tuesday and Wednesday time frame. We will remain to the north of this feature, with additional showers and thunderstorms possible. We may be setting some records overnight for some of the warmest-low temperatures for this time of year. During this time we could also have an organized complex of rain and storms moves across the state. Based on the latest long range data, we may trend towards drier weather late. Guidance suggests a stronger high pressure ridge may develop to our east on Saturday. Still, temperatures should remain on the warm side, with high temperatures next weekend near 80-dergees. Be sure to join on Fox 6 news tonight at 9 PM for more details!
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