A Little Drier Ahead… Monday Afternoon Forecast Update – 4:30pm

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Good Monday afternoon and a Happy Labor Day! Parts of our area has dealt with a big rain event this morning and afternoon, with the heavier rain happening across north Alabama and southwest Alabama. Areas near Tuscaloosa, Greensboro, Centreville and Marion have remained dry. As of 4:30pm, most storms across our area have died out. We’re watching a cold front northwest of Alabama. The front is tracking southeast and it will continue to bring the risk of a few storms through Tuesday afternoon.

If you have outdoor plans this evening, expect muggy conditions. A few additional storms are possible, but the risk of rain for the rest of the evening is only at 30%. Take an umbrella with you incase a pop up storm moves over your area. Since some areas have dealt with rain and other have remained dry, temperatures vary drastically across west, central and east Alabama. Tuscaloosa is near 90 at this hour, while York is reporting middle 70s. We will all fall into the 70s after 10pm tonight. There could be some patchy fog late tonight, so use caution if driving late. We will hang on to the chance of scattered storms on Tuesday, but not everyone will get rain. Notice the risk of rain stands at 30%.

The weak cold front will track through our area Tuesday night, so drier air and sunshine will take over on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Most models suggest the front will stall out near or just south of HWY 80. Areas south of Demopolis will stand the risk of a few scattered, afternoon storms through the middle of the week. I do not expect much, if any rain north of HWY 80 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Look for highs near 90 each day this week, with lows cooling into the upper 60s. Slightly drier air will cause lows to fall into the 60s…

There are a couple areas we’re watching in the tropics, but I do not expect any local issues over the next few days. It is very rare not to have a named storm in the Gulf or Atlantic this time of the year. We’ll keep an eye on future systems.

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