High pressure centered to the east of Alabama will have a major influence on our weather pattern to finish out the month. For the most part, it will deflect the most active weather away from us. That's not to say some parts of the state won't see a few chances for showers and storms but it will help reduce the chance for organized storms and severe weather.
There are only slight chances for showers and storms late in the upcoming week and mainly across north Alabama as of now. Confidence is low in the long range forecast due to model data inconsistencies.
Rounds of strong and severe storms are expected over the next several days across parts of the Midwest. The first chance is today and the risk for severe weather is low across parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota.
The system gains strength as it heads eastward on Sunday and that will mean a better chance for severe storms in parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.
That system weakens on Monday and then a second system emerges across the Plains and looks to be the strongest of the two. A severe weather outbreak is likely! Central Kansas, Oklahoma and north central Texas will be under the gun for all modes of severe weather.
As of now, I don't see a strong signal for severe storms in Alabama anytime soon... If that changes, we will be the FIRST to ALERT you!
Enjoy the mild and dry stretch,
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorologist
Jill Gilardi WBRC - Facebook Fan Page