We enjoyed a very pleasant start to the day with comfy low 70s across the area. Most of the area is dealing with a blanket of clouds which should linger through most of the day. A few spotty showers may also impact our southwest communities prior to lunchtime.
We’re monitoring some heavier rain and thunderstorms over south Alabama. We expect the steadier rain to reach our southern communities by 2PM and this activity should spread northward throughout the evening. We don’t expect any severe weather through tonight however some loud claps of thunder can’t be ruled out. High temperatures today will reach the low to mid 80s.
An upper level low pressure system over the northwest Gulf will help set the stage for a good coverage of rain and thunderstorms tomorrow. The showers and thunderstorms may decrease in coverage tomorrow night but we expect additional development on Monday. It won’t rain all the time but we will have the potential for some rainy periods. Some of the rain could be locally heavy with totals topping the one inch mark.
The system responsible for the rain and storms will slowly shift east with lingering moisture and instability. We expect a transition back into the typical summer time pattern by mid-week, with scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. We will have some periods of sunshine in the mix, with highs approaching 90-degrees by Friday. I have included the updated run of our in-house model, the Fox 6 Microcast.
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt
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