Temperatures today turned out to be much hotter thanks to fewer storms and clouds. Birmingham, Cullman, and Tuscaloosa reached 96, with a high of 94 in Anniston. Some locations are getting some relief this evening thanks to more pop-up showers and thunderstorms. These storms are the pulse variety so they have generally been short lived and slow movers. Some additional pop-up showers or storms can’t be ruled out overnight because of an upper level disturbance to our west. The greatest chance for rain in our area tonight will also be in our western communities.
We’re finally seeing a long range forecast that features multiple opportunities for much needed rainfall. Tomorrow shouldn’t be quite as steamy, with a few more clouds and an increase in the storm coverage. The rain coverage really starts to pick-up on Tuesday, as a cold front approaches the region. A few passing showers and thunderstorms will be likely on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. High temperatures on these days will only reach the mid to upper 80s.
We’re expecting the cool front to stall across the region and this should leave us in a very moist environment through the rest of the week. Some areas could receive multiple rounds of heavy rainfall resulting in flash flooding by mid-week. Scattered afternoon storm development will likely continue through next weekend. I’ll have more details on the long range forecast, plus a radar update at 9 PM on Fox 6…see you then!
Fox 6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt