We captured a gorgeous sunset on our Fox6 SkyVision camera in Jasper this evening. The camera is located in downtown on the Pinnacle Bank buildling.
Earlier in the afternoon we had a few showers pass through the Jasper area. Some of the heavier showers detected on radar were in the Tennessee Valley and it looks like another good chance for heavy rain tonight and that area. It's possible we could see a few strong-severe storms in North Alabama. This is a radar image from around 8pm.
We will see some of the active weather lose steam during the overnight, but it looks like the storms will impact much of the area again Wednesday afternoon. This is a look at the RPM model output for the morning commute.
During the afternoon the rain chances will climb and expect widespread rain between 2pm and 8pm.
Initially, the heaviest rain will track north of I-20 and it appears the most widespread rain will be east of I-65. Highs will reach the lower to mid 80s.
While we're not expecting widespread severe storms it is possible a few storms could produce hail, gusty winds, and heavy rainfall. Intense cloud to ground lightning is likely with this setup. Rain should continue through the evening hours. The cloud cover and rain will hold the high temperatures down into the mid 80s.
Rain chances will remain high on Thursday with drier weather on Friday and through the upcoming weekend.
If a trip to the Gulf Coast is in your plans this weekend, the best best chances for rain are Friday. It looks like most of Saturday and Sunday will be rainfree with only an occasional afternoon shower or storm.
We'll keep you updated on Fox6 News and throughout the day Wednesday as the rain and thunderstorms move into the area.
Fox6 Chief Meteorologist