No worries about rain on this Saturday afternoon. High pressure remains in firm control of our weather and continues to usher in comfortable air. Enjoy the "dry" heat this afternoon because humid air parked along the Gulf Coast advances northward on Sunday.
The first half of Sunday will be dry area-wide. Anytime after 1pm, storms could begin firing and impacting areas southwest of Tuscaloosa. The best chance for showers and storms on Sunday is during the afternoon and evening hours and west of I-65. Folks with outdoor plans need to stay weather aware and have a way to get radar data and storm information. The Fox 6 Weather App is a perfect tool for that. While we aren't expecting severe weather, strong storms can't be ruled out which could produce gusty winds and small hail. Lightning is my biggest concern and so if you hear thunder tomorrow, play it safe and find shelter. It's safe to go back outside 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder.
The warm front is officially north of us and that means a very warm and muggy air mass will be in place for Memorial Day. That's not a good thing if you are planning on being outdoors! If you are going to be attending the 24th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Anniston's Centennial Memorial Park at 11AM, the weather looks in pretty good shape at this time. Rain looks to hold off until the afternoon. Bring an umbrella if you are attending an outside ceremony or event to help remember, honor and thank America's veterans and active military if it's located across central Alabama and especially west Alabama. It might be dry at the start of Memorial Day at the American Village in Montevallo but I doubt it will stay that way through 3pm.
Be safe this weekend,
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist