Starting to Warm Up; Still Have Plenty of Sunshine at Midday

As we take a look at the latest radar image at 11:00 am, we see no rain on there at all and it should stay that way throughout the day. We have mainly sunny skies across the area but we are starting to see some clouds associated with Hurricane Delta moving over the eastern and southern parts of the area. Don’t worry, they won’t block the sun for long at all.

Temperatures were ranging from the lower 70s to the mid-80s across the area. Gadsden was the cool spot at 71 degrees while Troy and Montgomery were leading the way at 84 degrees. Birmingham was sitting at 79 degrees.

For the rest of today, much of Central Alabama will have mainly sunny skies, but portions of the southern half of the area may see some passing clouds associated with Hurricane Delta. We’ll remain dry and warm across the area for today. Highs will range from the lower 80s in the northwestern parts of the area to the upper 80s in a few locations. Skies will become partly cloudy across the area for tonight and through the overnight hours as Delta continues to wind its way closer to the Gulf Coast. No rain will be associated with those clouds and we’ll stay dry. Lows will range from the mid-50s to the upper 60s across the area.

The northern-most rain bands from Delta may start to move into the extreme southern portions of the area during the second half of the day on Thursday, but clouds will be on the increase all of Central Alabama. At this point we’ll stick with a chance of rain south of a line from Livingston to Clanton to Auburn, rising from 20% to 40% as you move south. Afternoon highs will be warm again, reaching the mid to upper 80s for most.

The next update on Hurricane Delta will be out around 1:00 pm from the National Hurricane Center. Other than Delta on the map, the rest of the Atlantic Basin is free from any disturbances of concern, and no new tropical systems are expected to develop over the next five days.

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