We started off with beautiful blue skies this morning, but by lunchtime those puffy cumulus clouds were quickly building. Most of the cloud cover today develop across East Alabama. There were a few passing showers, but nothing real widespread across the state today. The rain chances should continue to fall through the upcoming weekend.
The VIPIR computer model is indicating the development of some thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and early evening. The best chance for development will be North of I-20 and extending into the Tennessee Valley. Temperatures will likely reach the lower to mid 90s Saturday with lows in the lower 70s.
High pressure will slide into the region from the northeast and this will limit our rain chances Sunday. In fact, I think most of Sunday will be dry with scattered clouds. High temperatures should easily reach the lower to mid 90s.
Looking ahead to next work week - I think we'll be right back in a full-blown Summertime pattern. This means highs in the mid 90s with occasional afternoon showers and storms. I'll keep the rain chances at around 20-percent next week.
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist