We've been busy tracking thunderstorms this afternoon. Some of the rain has resulted in street flooding in Downtown Birmingham. We also had heavy downpours in near West Blocton in Bibb County and around I-20 in the Pell City area. The storms have since disappeared. In some of the rain-soaked areas, we could see some patchy fog overnight.
The hour by hour forecast is indicating drier conditions tonight with partly cloudy skies. It looks like Tuesday morning will be mainly dry with showers and storms again during the afternoon.
With little in the way of upper-level winds, storms will move very little. A few heavy downpours are possible along with significant cloud to ground lightning.
The tropics are becoming active. We now have Tropical Depression number 2. This system could become Bertha if it continues to strengthen. Right now this area of low pressure is about 2500 miles from Miami. We'll continue to track in the coming days. Forecast models indicate a track toward Bahamas and Puerto Rico.
The extended forecast keeps us partly sunny with scattered storms through the rest of the week. Highs will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s. A late week front could bring some additional rain Thursday.
Have great evening!
Fox6 Chief Meteorologist