Rain Showers Possible Overnight into Monday – Temps Staying Below Average – Sunday Evening Forecast Update 9 PM

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As expected, temperatures remain well below average across the area today thanks to a blanket of cloud cover and intermittent shower activity. The pesky area of upper-level low pressure remains to our northwest, and subtle pieces of energy continue to rotate through the base of the trough and give us periods/waves of showers today through tomorrow afternoon. A weak surface low has also tried to spin up over southeast Mississippi today, and as that feature lifts slowly northeast, it is likely contributing to the increase in rain showers across southwestern sections of central Alabama tonight.

For tomorrow, showers are possible across west Alabama during the early morning hours, followed by isolated to scattered showers during the afternoon. A few peaks of sun are possible by tomorrow afternoon, and that will try and get some locations’ temperatures to flirt with the 80 degree mark but some spots will likely remain in the upper 70s. The upper trough will finally begin lifting out by Tuesday, and we’ll see the gradual return to a near summertime pattern with respect to temperatures and precipitation chances.

Both the GFS and Euro models agree there will still be a residual weakness in the upper heights through the middle of the week, so temperatures shouldn’t get too out of hand especially with the excessive soil moisture lingering as well. Each day will feature around a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon with highs moderating through the mid 80s to upper 80s by the end of the week.

For now, the tropics are quiet as the NHC discontinued advisories on TD Erin way out in the eastern Atlantic earlier this afternoon. Another wave of low pressure just off the African coast will be monitored as it makes its journey to the west across the far eastern Atlantic Ocean.

Isaac Williams
WVUA-TV Weather
Twitter: @WVUA_Isaac

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