The overall weather pattern remains the same through the end of the weekend with more dry air in East Alabama producing only isolated showers or thunderstorms while the greater coverage for rain will again be in areas to the north and west. By tomorrow a deeper layer of Gulf moisture will be transported north with a more southerly wind flow increasing rain chances for the beginning of the new work-week. This weather pattern will continue from Tuesday through Friday with higher rain chances especially during the afternoon and evening so basically a Summer-like weather pattern continues for the first week of Fall. In fact, an approaching cold front may even increase rain chances for Wednesday and Thursday. A ridge of high pressure to the south will likely block the front's passage so the much anticipated Fall Cool Down will likely be delayed until at least the first week of October.
Meanwhile, newly formed Tropical Storm Kirk is forecast to move across warm waters and remain within a low shear environment during the next couple of days. These conditions favor strengthening although dry air near the storm may inhibit rapid intensification. Kirk is forecast to remain a tropical storm through at least mid-week.
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