It’s another muggy afternoon across the area, with a partly to mostly cloudy sky overhead. We’re still monitoring a few lingering downpours along a cold front that is now draped along a line from Vernon to Warrior and Gadsden. The cold front will continue to make a slow push southward through the rest of today and tonight.
Dew points at this time are in the mid to upper 60s along and south of the I-20 corridor. Further northward we’re now seeing upper 50-degree dew points near the Tennessee state line. The lower dew points represent the dry air that will filter southward, helping to end to the storm threat for much of our area.
Although by definition we’re talking about a cold front in our area, this will not be a front that will bring cooler weather. We still expect steamy temperatures over the next few days, with highs in the upper 80s. There will be a nice northerly breeze around tomorrow and this should help with the hotter temps.
It looks like the chance for a shower or thunderstorm will linger across south Alabama throughout the rest of the week. As temperatures warm over the next few afternoons we can’t rule out one of these storms developing as far north as Marengo, Coosa, or Tallapoosa counties. The chance for scattered storms area-wide will return on Saturday. Be sure to join Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice starting at 5:00 for more details!
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt