Best chance for a few pop up showers is across east Alabama and starting as early as noon. The chance exists until sunset and then any shower or storm that forms will fade away. The eastern part of the state will also see more cloud cover too which will hold back temperatures a bit this afternoon.
Gulf moisture returns tomorrow and that means a better chance for showers and storms. Greatest chance sets up to the east of I-65 and south of I-20.
Lingering chance into Tuesday and then rain chances drop off the rest of the week as high pressure builds in and moisture levels decrease along with temperatures.
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist
Temperatures on Saturday were the coolest since late July and temperature this morning are the coolest since mid-August! This isn't the only rush of cooler than normal air that we'll get to enjoy this week. The jet stream takes another dip by Tuesday and ushers in another dose of fall-like air from Wednesday through next weekend.
This weather is just in time for football season! At least our electric bills won't be as high in the coming weeks. :)
Have a great rest of the weekend!
Fox 6 Meteorologist Jill Gilardi
I sure picked the right morning for working in the yard. It felt incredible today with temperatures remaining in the 70s through early afternoon. Part of the reason for the cooler conditions was a nice blanket of clouds and there is a good chance we will see more clouds overhead tomorrow. Most of the rain has been located ahead of a cold front that is positioned to our far southeast. A few sprinkles or a shower can’t be ruled out tonight or tomorrow however the greatest chance for wet weather will remain in areas south of I-20. Lows tonight will be in the low to mid 60s.
THUNDERSTORMS RETURN ON MONDAY: Rain chances will be on the rise by Monday afternoon as an upper level trough becomes established over the region. This will set the stage for more partly to mostly cloudy conditions with a better chance for showers and thunderstorms late Monday. Rain chances will remain elevated through the first part of the day on Tuesday with the rain threat shifting south during the afternoon.
TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO TUMBLE: I think we can say so long to the 90° weather for a while. The long range models are now showing another strong surge of cold air entering the country by mid-week. The numerical guidance is already advertising lows in the 50s by Friday morning!
TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD: The only named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin is expected to become a hurricane by Monday. Edouard is expected to maintain a northwest movement through the remainder of the weekend and then begin more of a turn north and northeast by early next week. The system should pass to the east of Bermuda. We are also keeping an eye on a disturbance in the eastern Gulf. There is a very low chance for development over the next 48 hours as this system moves west.
Be sure to check-in after the game tonight for more details on the cooler weather in the long range forecast.
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt
View from space shows us socked in under clouds.
Models continue to hint at possible showers developing late in the morning to the south of I-20.
Best chance before noon and then there's a lingering chance across our far southeast counties until 3pm. Most of the rain today will be focused across the I-85 corridor and southward by a stalled out front.
Temperatures will be running about 10-15° cooler than compared to previous days. Highs dependent on sunshine and will range from upper 70s to lower 80s.
Great weather for some football and it won't feel like a sauna like it did last weekend. High near 83° than compared to 95° last weekend in Tuscaloosa!
Great weather for those going out to celebrate Oktoberfest. It looks dry, mostly cloudy and fairly comfortable.
The tropics are heating up though the closest wave to Alabama will continue westward and not impact the state.
Looking good for Trucks by the Tracks at Railroad Park on Sunday. More sunshine is expected, mainly dry skies and temperatures near normal.
So cooler and slightly drier this weekend!
-Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist
Slow moving storms continue along the I-20 corridor! Some are big time rain producers resulting in flash flooding, like across eastern Jefferson and western St. Clair counties. Remember to turn around and don't drown, use your headlights when traveling through heavy rain and drive slowly.
Flash flood warning is in effect for the counties within the blue polygon:
We'll continue to track storms and cut in if necessary and have live updates on Fox 6 starting at 5PM.
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist
I've been spending some time on the forecast tonight and it looks like we'll see some scattered storms through at least 8pm. The greatest threat for storms will be south of I-20 later this evening and tonight. No severe storms are expected, but we could see a few isolated strong storms capable of heavy rain (over 1") and winds over 30mph. The greatest risk will be gusty winds. The storms are forming just south of a cool front. Here's a breakdown from the RPM model over the next few days.
This means you need to be prepared for at least a few showers and thunderstorms if you are planning on a high school football game tonight. The best chance of rain will be during the first quarter. The cool front should shift to our south Saturday with very little rain in the forecast. Low clouds will linger through at least 10am. For UAB fans, you will likely see a few scattered clouds, but no rain at the game. Temperatures will be in the mid 80s. Expect partly cloudy skies in Tuscaloosa for the Alabama game.
Sunday should be completely dry and slightly cooler with highs in the mid 80s. Expect partly sunny skies through the day and slightly lower humidity.
We'll keep you updated on Fox6 News.
Fox6 Chief Meteorologist
First off, it's not going to be as hot nor as humid as last weekend. Tuscaloosa reached 95° and felt like it was in the lower 100s last Saturday and this Saturday we are expecting highs in the middle and upper 80s and feels like temperatures near 90°. If you attended the game last weekend and are going again this Saturday, you'll notice a difference and won't feel like you are so overheated. The other plus is the game is much later when temperatures won't be as hot. :) You also really needed a poncho last Saturday but I hardly doubt you'll need one this Saturday. The chance for a few showers is only slight.
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist
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