Thursday Afternoon Forecast Discussion

I had a great time over at Cottondale Elementary School today! I spoke to the 1st graders and they gave me a nice hat and a big cookie. We will certainly enjoy that treat this evening! As I took the stroll along 215 over to highway 11 today, I noticed very few clouds.

High pressure is currently centered east of our area and we’re in more of a south flow at the moment. We will enjoy a very pleasant evening tonight and this will be a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. The breeze will be in place tonight and while the evening sky should be mainly clear, there will be a few more clouds by morning. For tomorrow, clouds will filter in as a cold front approaches from the west. This cold front looks to bring us rain and thunderstorms tomorrow night, followed by clearing on Saturday. According to the latest data, the chance for rain looks to mainly impact our area tomorrow night. This rainy weather will be exiting the area right around sunrise on Saturday, with sunshine making a gradual return. Highs will be in the 70s. Our Sunday will be a nice bright day, with afternoon highs nearing the 80-degree mark.

The front will drop south and eventually we will see this boundary return as a surge of warm/moist air early next week. I’m expecting more clouds with the chance for a passing shower or thunderstorm on Monday. More showers and thunderstorms will be firing up over north Alabama on Tuesday and Wednesday. Some of this activity could make it into our area. The big story for us will be temperatures warming into the middle 80s, with lows at night in the upper 50s. On Thursday this axis of rain and thunderstorm development will drop southward bringing our area a higher threat for rainfall late in the day. Be sure to tune in tonight for more details!

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist