Florence is now a Tropical Storm and is expected to weaken through the day today as it continues to dump flooding rains across The Carolinas. The wind field around the storm will bring northerly winds across Central Alabama through the remainder of the weekend and into next week.
The still could be a small rain chance over Northeast Alabama through tomorrow night due to the positioning of Florence but the majority of the rain will be to our north and east. Florence is forecast to weaken to a Tropical Depression by Sunday night and continue lifting to the northeast Monday. A ridge of high pressure will build strength over the Gulf States as the system pulls away continuing our pattern of hot humid days with limited rain chances through Wednesday. The area of high pressure will begin sliding east Thursday and Friday allowing for an increased southerly wind flow and re-introducing the chances for showers and thunderstorms especially during the afternoon for the second half of the work-week. Afternoon temperatures will continue above normal in the week ahead with very little relief from the heat in sight for the next Seven-Days.