RADAR SNAPSHOT AT 6:30PM:
Now here are the future radar snapshots at 6:30pm, which means here's what the model predicts the radar to look like at 6:30pm:
Model data is definitely overdoing it, but what's interesting to note is the fact that both models show similar solutions.
FUTURE RADAR BY 10PM TONIGHT:
Shows an uptick in shower development tonight, which I have in the forecast though I am not as aggressive as the data shows.
The chance for showers will remain in the forecast until an upper low across the Southern Plains exits east of us.
The low is slow moving and will continue to supply unsettled weather through the end of the week. There is a lot of moisture around and the low provides lift in the atmosphere which causes areas of showers and even storms to form. What will be tricky is timing the individual rounds of rain, especially if the area of rain isn't organized like this evening.
I don't expect the soaking rain we had on Monday to occur anytime between now and Saturday morning. I do expect off an on periods of rain, sometimes moderate to heavy. The best chance for heavy downpours and even claps of thunder is Thursday afternoon. Because of that nuisance weather, we have a First Alert effective for Thursday. A rogue small hail or gusty wind producer can't be ruled out either but severe weather is not expected.
Besides the rain chances lingering through early Saturday, temperatures will be behaving abnormally. As of now, I'm forecasting highs in the lower 60s both Thursday and Friday though we may need to lower the numbers into the 50s and even 40s depending on the strength of the cold wedge of air pushing in from the northeast.
I'll be showing "new" data at 9 and 10pm on WBRC Fox 6 News!
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorologist