TAKING A LOOK OUTSIDE AT 12:30 PM
Here is a scene that I haven’t been able to show you in quite a while… a visible satellite image with very little in the way of clouds across Central Alabama. And with the lack of clouds, that also means that radar is rain-free at the moment. Temperatures as of the 12:00 pm reading were in the mid-80s to the lower 90s across the area, but the good news is that the dewpoints are mainly in the mid-60s which means that the heat is a little more bearable. Troy was the hot spot at 91 degrees. Haleyville was the cool spot at 85 degrees. Birmingham was at 89 degrees.
WEATHER FOR THE REST OF YOUR TUESDAY
We’ll be in-between two frontal systems where there is a dry slot set up over much of Central Alabama; therefore, much of the area will be rain-free during the rest of the afternoon and into the early evening hours. A few isolated showers may be possible south of I-85, but that is it as far as rain. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid-90s.
For the late-night and overnight hours, we may see a few isolated showers or storms over the extreme northwestern and southeastern parts of the area before the late local news, but chances will be very low. After that, skies will be mostly clear and lows will be in the mid-60s to the lower 70s.
RAIN CHANCES ON THE RISE FOR YOUR WEDNESDAY
That second cold front will begin to move into and through the area on Wednesday along with a surface low that will bring an increase to our rain chances. While much of the morning should remain dry, showers and thunderstorms will develop during the heating of the day. The highest activity will be over the eastern parts of the area, especially east of a line from Gadsden to Childersburg to Autaugaville. Those rain chances drop slightly as you move west of that line. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s across the area.