A good Sunday to you! The weather has turned out very nice today, with highs in the lower 70s. It has been an interesting temperature spread through the state today for two reasons. First, we dealt with more clouds over the northern half of the state; to our south, temperatures were in the lower 80s in Demopolis and Meridian. Also, we’ve had a wedge of cooler air move in from the east; that has kept the eastern half of the state in the 50s all day. With high pressure situated over the northeast, cooler air has been allowed to flow down the east side of the Appalachian Mountains. So, there has been quiet a variation of temperatures today from northeast to southwest. This will continue to be the case for the rest of today and tonight, but we will get back into a southerly flow by Monday afternoon. This will allow the return of moisture ahead of our next rainmaker on Tuesday. I’m calling for a 70% chance for rain and storms for Tuesday, but as some drier air works in from the north behind this system, we will dry out on Wednesday. A front will stall out over south Alabama, so we will keep a small chance of rain for areas south of Tuscaloosa. Much of north Alabama will remain dry, but some of our southern counties may see a shower or two Wednesday afternoon.
We will quickly get a return flow out of the south by Thursday and Friday, which will allow for plentiful moisture to creep back into the region. There is a 20% chance for afternoon showers on Thursday, but as we get another cold front in here on Friday, I have bumped the rain chance up to a 40%. There appears to be enough support to push the front on through here, so we will be in for a very nice weekend, with highs in the lower 70s. Be sure to join us tonight at 10 p.m. for the latest on your forecast.
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