WEATHER AT THE START OF THE MIDDAY HOUR
It’s a great looking start to the midday hour across Central Alabama with plenty of sunshine and some fair-weather cumulus clouds mainly over the eastern half of the area with a few that have floated over the west. Radar is all dry at this point, but a few isolated showers may be possible later this afternoon. Temperatures were in the lower 70s to the lower 80s across the area. Demopolis was the warm spot at 83 degrees while Alexander City was at 73 degrees as the cool spot. Birmingham was right at 80 degrees.
WEATHER FOR THE REST OF YOUR THURSDAY
It will be a warm and humid day out there across Central Alabama as we’ll have a mix of sun and clouds across the area. We’ll have enough moisture available over the eastern half of the area that a few isolated showers and maybe a clap of thunder will be possible during the afternoon and into the very early evening hours. Afternoon highs will top out in the lower to mid-80s across the area. Any shower activity will quickly diminish around or just after sunset and we’ll be dry throughout the area with partly cloudy skies for the late-night and overnight hours. Lows will be in the 60s. Some patchy fog may develop over a few locations in the eastern half of the area especially near bodies of water.
A FEW STORMS POSSIBLE WITH AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT
A cold front that has been struggling to into and through the eastern half of the country will finally get the push it needs, and as it approaches Central Alabama, we can expect more moist and warm air to advect into the area from the Gulf of Mexico. This will bring a good chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and into the early evening hours, especially for the western half of the area. Those rain chances will begin to drop as we lose the heating of the day but a few scattered showers and storms are possible through the evening and late-night hours, and wouldn’t be surprised that we have a couple persist through the overnight hours. We are not expecting anything strong or severe at this point and rainfall should be less than 1/2-inch for those who do get some rain. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid-80s across the area with overnight lows in the lower to mid-60s.