A cold front will approach and move in North/Central Alabama during the afternoon hours, but prior to that, we’ll see widespread showers and thunderstorms form out ahead of the front after sunrise across portions of the area. By the early afternoon, we can expect the main line of showers and storms entering into the western and northwestern portions of the area and progressing eastward through the late afternoon and evening hours. With the combo of unstable air and lift created by the approaching front, we do have a level 1 Marginal Risk up for most of North/Central Alabama issued by the Storm Prediction Center for Monday.
North Alabama: All locations along and east of a line from Hodges (Franklin Co.) to Green Hill (Lauderdale Co.).
Central Alabama: Locations west of a line from Pigeye (Marion Co.) to Detroit (Lamar Co.) to the Alabama/Mississippi State Line down to the Sumter/Choctaw County Line, to as far east as Baltic (Pike Co.) to Smuteye (Bullock Co.) to Standing Rock (Chambers Co.) to the Alabama/Georgia State Line up to the Cherokee/Dekalb County Line.
The main threat will be from damaging thunderstorm wind gusts with the main timing for the threat to start around 12:00 pm and potentially going until as late as 10:00 pm.
While the threat comes to an end at that point, we will continue to have a decent chance of rain throughout the rest of the overnight and well into Tuesday afternoon before all of the shower activity exits stage right.
Highs on Monday will be in the mid-70s to the mid-80s across the area from northwest to southeast, but after that cold front passes, highs on Tuesday will only be in the mid-60s to the lower 70s.
Wednesday through Friday look to be dry days with plenty of sunshine. Highs on Wednesday will be in the lower to mid-70s, warming into the lower 70s to near 80 degrees on Thursday, then a reinforcing shot of cooler air drops the highs back into the upper 60s to the mid-70s on Friday.