It’s not too bad out there across Central Alabama as we have reached 11:30 am on this Tuesday. Skies are partly to mostly cloudy out there, but some locations are getting a little bit of sunshine to warm it up a little bit. Radar at the moment is free and clear of any shower activity. Temperatures as of the 11:00 am Round-Up were in the upper 50s to the mid-70s across the area. The cool spot was Gadsden at 58 degrees while the warm spot was Troy at 74 degrees. Birmingham was sitting at an even 70 degrees.
For the rest of the afternoon and into the early evening hours, skies will generally be partly to mostly cloudy and we could see a few isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms before the sun goes down. Rain chances at this point are highest along and just to the south of the I-59 corridor, but area-wide those chances will be in the 20-40% range. Afternoon highs will max out in the mid-70s to the lower 80s across the area, but one or two locations in the northeastern parts of the area might not make past the lower 70s.
Rain chances will diminish as we reach the evening hours, but we could see some patchy dense fog in some locations during the late-night through the overnight hours. Otherwise, skies will be partly cloudy and lows drop into the mid-50s to the lower 60s.
A front will continue to be stalled out over the northern parts of the area that will bring another chance of isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms to locations mainly north of a line from Tuscaloosa to Clanton to Auburn. Rain chances for those locations will range from 20%-40% from southwest to northeast. Skies will be partly cloudy where rain is not occurring. Afternoon highs will reach the upper 70s to the mid-80s across the area.
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