It's the heat one day and then the air conditioner and back to the heat. Temperatures are heading downhill again tonight. The cold front that rolled in this morning is making its presence felt across the area. We noticed the big chill this afternoon with temperatures falling to below freezing after 3pm through the Fox6 viewing area. The temperature on Red Mountain as I type this update is 27 degrees. For most of us temperatures will fall into the 25-30 degree range overnight with lingering clouds.
I really don't think we'll see much sunshine in Tuesday's forecast. The cloud cover will be especially stubborn in east of I-65. Temperatures during the afternoon will reach around 50-52 degree during the afternoon. There is a small chance of rain in tomorrow's forecast. The best chance for a passing shower would be south of Birmingham. The RPM model for tomorrow is showing the extensive cloud cover over the region with highs in the lower 50s.
We should continue to experience a warming trend for Wednesday and Thursday with widespread rain in the forecast overnight Wednesday and for much of Thursday. I'm not anticipating any thunderstorms, but mainly just light to moderate rain. The 12km resolution RPM is showing the rain fairly widespread even at noon on Thursday.
Forecast models are indicating a break in the wet weather on Friday and Saturday. Another weak front will likely produce a few showers late Saturday into Sunday. I think our weekend sunshine will be limited with highs in the 60s.
Fox6 Chief Meteorologist