While most of the rain may be gone, the clouds are going to linger for a bit longer. I seriously doubt we'll see much sunshine until late Tuesday. The clouds will naturally keep the temperatures on the cooler side today with highs only in the mid 70s. This morning's GOES satellite imagery does not show much hope of clearing in East Alabama. You will probably get lucky enough to see some sunshine in our western counties this afternoon.
Later tonight - the primary concern will be visibility. I expect fog to develop in areas that were rain-soaked this weekend. The patchy fog will linger through early Tuesday morning. During the afternoon Tuesday - it will be gorgeous with sunshine returning. This week is going to be blessed with some incredible weather. An upper-level ridge will build across the region beginning Wednesday. Notice the split jetstream pattern. The Southeast will be dominated by sunny skies and warming temperatures. I fully expect many parts of Alabama to be dealing with temperatures in the lower 90s by Friday and Saturday.
I think we're turning a corner here where the temperatures are consistently going to be above average with below-normal rain. This pattern will likely continue through June or July. It's great we had a rainy period since Saturday or we'd be moving in a serious drought early this Summer. The rain we received helped us buy some time. Notice the Climate Prediction Center's Forecast for temperatures.
Have a great Monday.
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist