Friday Afternoon Forecast Discussion Update

We managed to see showers and thunderstorms over the past 24 hours, but the activity has remained quite scattered. Right now a heavy downpour is hugging the Bibb/Shelby County line. The same weather we’re currently experiencing will continue through tomorrow. My best advice is to keep the rain gear handy as a thundershower could pop-up in any given location through tomorrow. The bad news is that the activity will stay on the scattered side. Our dry weather concerns will worsen by Sunday as most areas will not see rain. Another upper level ridge of high-pressure will be building into the state and this will keep the scattered shower and thunderstorm development quite minimal. Look for highs in the middle 80s this weekend, with lows in the 60s.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be dry days, as the upper level ridge will be in place. At the surface, some cooler air will try wedging in from the northeast on Monday. I don’t really see that being a major player in West Alabama. Highs will still reach the middle 80s, with readings in the upper 80s by Wednesday. East Alabama on the other hand, will feel quite nice on Monday, with places like Gadsden and Fort Payne topping out in the comfy 70s. The atmospheric conditions will become more favorable for the development of pop-up showers and thunderstorms late next week. Hopefully, I will have some better news for you in the days to come.

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