With increased moisture over Alabama the rest of the week, we will see more scattered thunderstorms, especially during the heat of the day. The above radar picture shows at least 40 mainly small showers and thunderstorms over central Alabama. These are convective cells, much like the bubbles that rise in a coca cola. You can see them even more dramatically on high-resolution visible satellite. This is basically a B/W digital picture taken from space, not the usual infrared ones you see on TV and on the internet (we have to show infrared on TV because visible satellite does not work at night, for obvious reasons!)
The passing showers and clouds will keep temperatures from being as hot as they have been the past week or so.
Dr. Tim Coleman