RAIN CHANCES BEGIN TO INCREASE ON LATE MONDAY
A cold front will be moving toward Central Alabama on Monday that will bring unsettled weather through Wednesday night. A few isolated showers or drizzle may be possible during the daylight hours with the better rain chances moving in before midnight. Highs will be in the upper 60s to the mid-70s.
A GOOD BIT OF RAIN THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Plenty of moisture will be working up from the Gulf of Mexico in the warm sector out ahead of the cold front throughout the day on Tuesday. Rain will continue through the overnight hours with the cold front beginning its journey through the area starting in the wee hours on Tuesday morning. By sunrise, the cold front should be around the I-59 corridor. Rain and possibly a few storms will continue through all of Tuesday and through all of the morning hours on Wednesday before the activity finally pushes out of the area around the evening rush hour.
Before it’s all said and done, we may see a brief change over to a wintry mix well up into the extreme northern parts of Central Alabama and into North Alabama, but surface temperatures will remain well above freezing and no travel issues are expected. Rainfall totals across the area could end up ranging from an inch to 1 1/2 inches across the area. Tuesday’s highs will be in the lower 50s to the lower 70s but will be dropping through the day as the cold front works through the area. By Wednesday, highs will be down into the mid-40s to the mid-50s.
MAINLY DRY THURSDAY BEFORE RAIN RETURNS EARLY FRIDAY
We look to get a one-day reprieve from the rain on Thursday as it looks to be a dry day with mostly clear skies to start, but clouds will begin to move in during the second half of the day. That is because a low pressure will form over the Gulf of Mexico and move up across the Florida panhandle and into South Georgia which will bring another good shot of rain and a few storms across the area on Friday. Rain may start as early as Thursday evening in some spots. Highs on both days will be in the lower to mid-50s across the area.
Rain will move out of the area very early on Saturday morning and it looks like we will remain mostly dry throughout the weekend. I say mostly dry as a disturbance will be moving by well off to our north that may bring a few light showers to the extreme northern parts of the area on Saturday during the late-night and into the overnight hours. Sunday looks to be a dry but very cool day. Saturday’s highs will be in the 50s and dropping back into the mid-40s to the mid-50s on Sunday.