Storms Ahead, then Nice This Weekend! Tuesday Afternoon Forecast Update 4:35 PM

A good Tuesday afternoon to you! It’s a gloomy day across much of Alabama today, with low clouds and some mist. There’s a batch of light rain and mist near Fayette and Vernon drifting south across the state, so many of us will continue to deal with the drizzle at times. Temperatures are also very nice, with upper 60s to lower 70s. Temperatures will gradually fall into the lower 50s tonight, and there will be some clearing in spots. The upper air disturbance will continue moving out of the area tonight and tomorrow, so some clearing with take place. We will notice warmer temperatures on Wednesday, with highs in the lower 80s.

A cold front will approach from the northwest Wednesday night and Thursday morning. That will bring some changes in time for the weekend, but a few storms can be expected along the cold front. While the dynamics will be fairly impressive with this system, the ingredients are not right for severe weather. A few showers and storms will become possible through Thursday morning as well. We’ll likely go dry later in the day, with some sun. Look for bright sun on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the 40s. Middle 40s are expected Saturday and Sunday morning.

We could see a big change to some chilly weather later next week, as a deep trough develops. This may bring 30 degree temperatures to much of the state, with the first good frost of the season as well. Since this is still 7 to 10 days out, things could still change.

The Annual Shrimp Festival gets kicked off this weekend in Gulf Shores. Look for very nice weather for the event, with a good supply of sun. Highs will likely reach the lower 80s, with lows in the 50s along the coast. Low humidity and a light north breeze will make it feel great.

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WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott