As of 11:00 am, skies across much of Central Alabama are covered with clouds, but there are a few breaks in there to let some of the sun’s rays to make it to the surface. There is some shower activity going on across the extreme southeastern parts of the area, mainly south of I-85 and east of I-65. All looks to be light showers at this point.
Temperatures were in the mid-40s to the mid-50s across the area. Birmingham was at 52 degrees while Auburn was the cool spot at 45 degrees. Several locations were tied as the warm spots at 54 degrees.
We’ll continue to have the chance for scattered showers across the area today and through the evening hours tonight. When there is no rain falling at your location, skies will be mostly cloudy to completely overcast. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid-50s across the area. The higher chances for rain will be over the southern portions of the area, but all of Central Alabama will have a chance for showers with chances ranging from 30% to likely from northwest to southeast. Lows will be in the upper 30s to the lower 40s.
Skies will continue to be mostly cloudy to completely overcast across Central Alabama on Saturday, and we’ll have just enough moisture for the potential of a few scattered showers moving across the area. Most of those showers look to occur during the morning hours with decreasing rain chances through the afternoon hours. Rain chances will only top out at 20% during that time, but those chances will be gone by the evening and late-night hours. Afternoon highs will be in the lower 50s to near 60 degrees across the area from northwest to southeast.
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