Some Rain, Then Nice! Monday Afternoon Forecast Discussion – 4:25pm Update

A good Monday and Columbus Day to you! Some showers and clouds have spread in from the east today, and temperatures have felt great. Many of us are dealing with upper 70s, but some rain cooled air is in place over east Alabama, where some spots are in the 60s. A surface low and upper level low is moving into the southeast from the south. A batch of rain is happening across parts of central Alabama now and is spreading west. This rain will be light, so don’t expect anything overly heavy. In-fact, lightning is very unlikely with this band of rain. Some of us will not get enough rain this evening to wet the ground under trees.

A few showers will continue through the overnight hours and into the day on Tuesday. The best chance of more organized rain will happen east of Interstate 65, but some light rain is possible in west Alabama as well. The upper level low and surface low will pull northeast and out of the area by Wednesday. We’ll go dry on Wednesday, with a partly cloudy sky. Expect highs to remain in the 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday. Lower 80s are possible on Thursday as a cold front moves in from the northwest. Some isolated showers or storms are expected ahead of the front on Thursday, but don’t expect any severe weather or heavy rain.

The airmass will change for the better on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Highs will return into the middle and upper 70s. A cool north wind will also take over just in time for the weekend. Lows will become rather chilly again, with upper 40s area-wide Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. Some middle 40s are possible just to the north of Tuscaloosa.

The tropics remain quite today, but data is hinting at a couple more tropical storms or hurricanes over the next couple of weeks. At this point, we do not expect any local impacts from a hurricane or tropical storm for the rest of the season. It’s more uncommon to get a big storm around here in mid to late October. Once we reach November, the threat locally will be over.

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WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott