During the Summer months here in Alabama, cool fronts are usually a non-event. But, this Summer we're seeing more fronts actually make it through the state. I'm looking at two separate setups that could bring some drier air and even a dose of slightly cooler temperatures next week.
First Front: The next cool front set to roll through the area is sometime between late Wednesday and early Thursday. This front will bring some rain for the northern section of the state Wednesday night and additional rain Thursday for areas along the I-20 corridor and southward. While no severe weather is forecast with this setup, we could see a few thunderstorms. This is the NAM output for early Thursday.
Weekend Relief: I don't think we'll see cooler temperatures with this boundary. I do feel confident it will usher in some drier air. This drier airmass will mean more comfortable conditions over the weekend with lower dewpoint temperatures. Temperatures will remain hot with highs both Saturday and Sunday reaching the lower 90s.
Beach Forecast: Rain chances will be fairly low with only a 20% rain chance along the Gulf Coast. Highs will reach the lower 90s with morning lows in the mid 70s. Water temperature is 87 degrees.
Cooler Next Week: We will likely see some milder temperatures next week as a deeper trough digs into the Southeast. This system will likely mean some rain and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday. Expect temperatures in the 80s.
Fox6 Chief Meteorologist