Dry Weather Continues…Weekend Front? – Sunday Evening Forecast Update 8:35 PM


We had another warm and sunny day across the area after temperatures bottomed out in the mid 50s this morning across west Alabama! It certainly was a welcome taste of fall. We’re going to see temperatures begin to moderate at least in the overnight through the upcoming work week. For tomorrow, I think we can keep things dry once again as sunshine will be aplenty with highs again in the low 90s.

By Tuesday, strong high pressure over New England will begin shifting to the southeast into the western Atlantic. This will cause our surface winds to shift at least to east-southeasterly, so moisture should gradually be increasing. As a result, we’ll see a little bit more cloud cover across the area, but any rain showers should be confined to southeast Alabama. Heading towards Wednesday, that aforementioned high will continue to slide down the eastern seaboard, causing our winds to be out of the southeast. As moisture continues to increase and interacts with daytime heating, a few showers could result in the afternoon hours but with little synoptic uplift expected, rain coverage should be isolated.

This trend will continue through Friday – a few showers are possible each day but a lot of places stay dry with highs in the upper 80s. By the weekend, both the GFS and Euro agree on a frontal boundary approaching us from the northwest. This should mean an increase in rain coverage across the area as highs fall back into the mid 80s. Both models are slow to progress the front, so rain showers are likely continue at times into Sunday as well.

Isaac Williams
WVUA-TV Weather
Twitter: @WVUA_Isaac