We squeezed out a picture perfect day on Sunday and most of Monday will be pleasant too with partly sunny skies and normal highs around 90°. The dry and not so sticky weather is about to become a thing of the past. The jet stream is dipping across the eastern half of the United States and is expected to linger in that position for several days.
What does that mean for us? Muggy air returns, temperatures will be close to normal and rain chances increase. The fast flowing air aloft known as the jet stream will be like a train track for disturbances and pieces of energy to travel along. The energy will produce additional lift in the atmosphere and cause rounds of showers and storms to impact us daily.
The first little batch we are tracking is located across north Alabama. This broken area of shower development will continue pressing eastward and may clip Marion, Winston, Cullman, Etowah and Cherokee counties this afternoon. This activity will not be severe.
A stronger piece of energy arrives on Tuesday and that means quite a dramatic spike in rain chances. The chance is 50% which means scattered to numerous in nature. A rogue strong or severe storm with gusty winds and small hail can't be ruled out on Tuesday afternoon.
This unsettled weather pattern looks to persist through the holiday weekend. The chance for Mother Nature's fireworks will be greatest during the afternoon hours. Firework displays may or may not be impacted by storms, the chance is 20% each night after 8pm. Outdoor plans during the daylight hours will have a better chance of being impacted so be sure to have a plan B. in case it rains or storms.
Keep up with this changing weather pattern via the WBRC Weather App!
Have a great day!
Fox 6 Meteorologist