We are waking up to some very foggy weather across the area this morning. We expect visibilities to gradually improve throughout the eight o’clock hour, with a mostly sunny sky returning. Yesterday the clouds didn’t want to budge but today we should have a much better supply of sun, with highs reaching the 60s. Enjoy today because changes are on the way for tonight. The models continue to generate a potent storm system to our northwest tomorrow. This system will have plenty of wind energy but there are still questions with regard to the low level warmth and instability.
Monday Thunderstorm Threat
A colder-easterly breeze will be developing tonight, with increasing clouds and showers developing. The stationary front over the northern gulf will begin moving north as a warm front. This overrunning setup will set the stage for rain and some elevated thunderstorms late tonight and tomorrow. The core of the most unstable air will begin lifting into south Alabama late tomorrow and there is a chance this energy could reach the highway 80 corridor. We will continue to mention a chance for some strong to severe storms in our far southern areas (THREAT TIME: 4PM-12 AM). Storms in the region could produce damaging straight-line winds and isolated tornadoes. For most of the area we will be facing another heavy rain event that may lead to some flash flood issues. Based on Birmingham data, this is one of the wettest February’s on record since 2006.
High Winds Possible Tomorrow Night
As the heavier rain tapers off across our area tomorrow night there will be a chance for some gusty winds. With the ground saturated, it would not surprise me if there was a report of a downed tree or two. Make sure loose objects in the yard are secure.
A few lingering showers will be possible on Tuesday as drier air settles in. Breezy conditions will continue into Wednesday and Thursday, with a shot of colder air arriving. Highs for Wednesday will be in the 50s, with highs on Thursday in the 40s. An even colder air mass will arrive on Friday, with lows at night dropping into the 20s. A few isolated showers or sprinkles will be possible during the day as highs reach the mid 40s. Join us for a Live update on Fox 6 News Sunday morning, another hour of the big show is coming up!
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt