Friday Afternoon Forecast Discussion – 6PM Update

Good Friday afternoon to you! As of 6pm, a few scattered storms continue to move from southwest to northeast across Alabama. Most of the activity will remain west of I-65 over the next hour or two. As the sun sets this evening, all storms will quickly die out. If you have plans to the local high school football games, keep the rain gear handy, but I think most local games will go rain free. Even if a shower passes your area this evening, it won’t last long at all.

Expect temperatures to fall into the 70s after sunset, with lows in the lower 70s by daybreak tomorrow morning. There could be a little fog late tonight, so use caution if you’re on the roads.

The risk of rain will continue at times through the weekend, with a chance of scattered, mainly afternoon storms. Labor Day Weekend isn’t looking bad, with lots of rain, but you may have to dodge a storm or two. Keep the rain gear handy through the weekend. Expect a mixture of sun and clouds on Saturday and Sunday, with the risk of a passing shower or thunderstorm. Rain chances are at 40% over the weekend. If a storm moves over your area, it won’t last long at all. Moisture left behind from Isaac will keep conditions rather unsettled through Sunday, with a partly sunny sky. Again, don’t expect an all day rain or weekend washout. Weather conditions will be very similar to how today’s’ weather played out.

If you’re heading to Dallas for the big Alabama game this weekend, your travel weather should be fine. Since Isaac has moved well north of the area, the heavier rain has also lifted north. There could be a few storms along the way across Mississippi and Louisiana, but Texas will feature rain free conditions. Outside the dome conditions are looking hot in Dallas, with temperatures in the upper 90s during the day, falling into the upper 80s by kickoff. Of-course, the game is inside the dome, so the heat won’t be a problem.

The first half of next week is looking mostly dry, with only a stray storm or two on Monday (Labor Day) and Tuesday. Skies will become mostly sunny on Monday and Tuesday, with afternoon highs near 90.

A cold front will move into the deep south on Wednesday and Thursday. This will bring an increased coverage of showers and storms both days. At this point, it looks like the best risk of rain will occur on Thursday.

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Richard Scott

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