The Weather Roundup as of 11:00 am shows that most locations are seeing plenty of sunshine with only a few high clouds starting to drift across the state line from Mississippi. Temperatures were in the mid-40s to the upper 50s across the area. Troy was the warm spot at 58 degrees while the cool spot was Haleyville at 46 degrees. Birmingham was sitting at 51 degrees.
We are still expecting skies to remain mainly sunny through the afternoon and into the early evening hours with afternoon highs topping out in the mid-50s to the lower 60s across the area. Clouds will begin to increase during the late-night and overnight hours, but we will remain dry. Lows will dip down into the mid-30s to the mid-40s.
Sunday will feature mostly cloudy skies and slightly warmer temperatures. Shower activity looks to move in during the late morning hours mainly for the northwestern half of the area north of the I-59 corridor. A few showers will be possible south of that later on in the day. Highs will top out in the upper 50s to the mid-60s from northeast to southwest.
A cold front will begin to move through Central Alabama on Monday that will bring showers and a few storms mainly during the late afternoon through the evening hours. There may be a strong storm or two possible, but just not enough forcing will be available for severe storms. Highs will be in the upper 60s to the mid-70s.
Much of Tuesday will be dry across Central Alabama, but showers will start to move northward across the southern parts of the area during the evening hours, potentially spreading across the entire area before sunrise. Highs will be in the upper 50s to the lower 70s.
Wednesday will feature showers at times with the potential of a few rumbles of thunder during the afternoon and early evening hours. The short wave responsible for the active weather will stay across the southern half of the area, so that is where you can expect the higher rainfall amounts and more thunder. Highs will be in the mid-50s to the upper 60s.
Dry weather can be expected to end the week as skies will start the clearing process on Thursday and ending up with mainly sunny skies on Friday. Some clouds look to move back in late on Friday, but as for now, rain doesn’t look likely. Thursday’s highs will be in the upper 40s to the lower 60s, and into the lower 50s to the lower 60s on Friday.