A much drier day expected across central Alabama with the soggiest weather focused across south Alabama. The chance for a passing afternoon shower or storm has been lowered from 80% to 40%. You'll be able to enjoy the outdoors for a much longer period of time. If you live in Greene, Hale, Chilton, Coosa, Clay or Chambers county, it will be wet off and on today and the chance for rain is 80%. Track the activity using the WBRC Weather App.
Temperatures warm into the lower 80s this afternoon with a few locations in the upper 70s. The dew points in the upper 60s and lower 70s will make it feel warmer than the actual air temperature. We expect the muggy weather to stick around though rain chances start to back off this week. The jet stream shifts from a trough across the eastern United States to a ridge. The storm track will be focused across the Midwest through the Ohio River Valley. Afternoon, heat of the day pop ups can't be ruled out, but I don't see an organized threat.
With drier weather comes warmer weather. Temperatures will be back to normal by Tuesday with lows in the lower 70s and highs in the lower 90s. This change in the weather pattern looks to persist through next weekend. The next time we see a trough aka a dip in the jet stream eastward will be during the middle of the month.
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