There will be little change in our weather for today even with the developing tropical system to our south over the northern Gulf of Mexico. We’ll start off with mostly clear to partly cloudy skies across Central Alabama today but clouds will begin to increase during the heating of the day, plus we’ll have clouds building from the south. We’ll have a risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms across the area during the afternoon and evening hours with the risk increasing over the southern parts of the area later in the day due to a band moving up from the south. Afternoon highs will top out in the lower to mid-90s across Central Alabama with heat index values possibly exceeding 105 degrees.
A Heat Advisory has already been issued for much of Central Alabama starting at 12:00 pm today and expiring at 7:00 pm this evening. Counties in the advisory include Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lowndes, Marengo, Marion, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston.
For tonight, scattered shower and storm activity will decrease in coverage across much of the area while rain chances will remain elevated across the southern parts of the area due to tropical rain bands from Invest 92L. Overnight lows will drop down into the lower to mid-70s.