SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS STORMS LIKELY FOR SATURDAY
As a surface front will remain over the northern parts of the area and very slowly move northward into North Alabama throughout the day, this will set up another day with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Some activity will die off during the late evening into the late-night hours, but a few isolated to scattered showers will remain possible during the overnight hours. Highs will top out int the mid-80s to the lower 90s.
INCREASED RISK OF STORMS ON SUNDAY
An approaching shortwave trough will bring an unsettled weather pattern to Central Alabama for Sunday and through the first half of the workweek. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will become likely during the afternoon hours on Sunday and will continue through the evening hours. The activity should wane during the late-night and overnight hours, but a few isolated to scattered showers and storms will remain possible. Highs top out in the mid-80s to the lower 90s.
ACTIVE WEATHER THROUGH MIDWEEK
A shortwave is expected to slowly move the southeastern US on Monday through Wednesday which will bring an enhanced risk of showers and thunderstorms on each day. While storms will be likely throughout the entire day on each day, most of the activity will occur during the afternoon and evening hours. A cold front will work through the area on Wednesday, which will bring lower rain chances behind the front, but rain will remain likely out ahead of it. Highs on Monday will be in the mid to upper 80s and climbing into the upper 80s to the lower 90s on Tuesday and Wednesday.
PLENTY OF SUN & LOWER MOISTURE LEVELS TO END THE WORK WEEK
Once a cold front passes through the area, drier air will move into Central Alabama for Thursday and Friday. We’ll have plenty of sunshine with just a few passing clouds. Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 80s to the lower 90s on both days with dewpoints in the lower to mid-60s. While rain chances are not an absolute zero, they are nearly too small to mention at this point.
We may be looking at a depression or a tropical storm just off of the east coast of Florida as you read this post on Saturday morning. Conditions are expected to be more favorable throughout the weekend and a Hurricane Hunter plane will investigate the disturbance on Saturday. NHC gives this disturbance a 70% chance of developing into a depression or storm within the next two days and a 90% chance over the next five days. It is expected to stay offshore and curve to the northeast and away from the US, but heavy rain and rough surf can be expected over the next couple of days.
Another depression or storm is likely to form over the next five days as a disturbance is moving westward well east-southeast of the Windward Islands. Conditions are favorable for development and the NHC is giving it a 60% chance through the next two days and 70% for the next five days.
Chantal is no longer a depression and is expected to dissipate over the open waters of the north/central Atlantic Ocean within the next couple of days.
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