We've got a good coverage of cumulus clouds across the state today. The view from our Jasper weather camera on the Pinacle Bank Building looks great - some fair weather cumulus. Temperatures were already reaching the mid 80s as of lunchtime.
We'll again see near record highs across Alabama today as temperatures climb to around 90. A disturbance to our southwest is expected to spread some moisture into the area as early as tonight. If you live south of I-20/59 - you may very well see a few showers and perhaps a thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening.
This disturbance will likely increase our rain chances on Thursday - especially south of I-20. We could even see a few thunderstorms. Some of those storms could be briefly strong producing gusty winds, heavy rain, and lightning. The NAM is painting a good chance of rain.
The upper-level ridging should build back over the weekend making for blistering hot conditions across the Southeast. Saturday and Sunday will both reach around 90 with a chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm. If you have plans to go to the Talladega races make sure you take the sunscreen - you will need it.
The weather pattern looks a little more unsettled next week with a better chance of afternoon showers and storms. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s each day.
Have a great afternoon!
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist