A dry and warm start this morning but don't expect things to stay that way all day. Temperatures will once again warm up nicely through the day, most areas will max out in the low to mid 90s. However some areas may only make it up to the mid to upper 80s due to rainfall. We'll have a better shot at rain today and tomorrow than what we saw all this past workweek. Let's place a 50% rain coverage for both days. But don't worry folks, no need to cancel your planes completely. Just make sure you're weather aware and be ready to move inside if a storm develops in your area.
Expect intervals of showers and storms beginning as early as midday. Storms will begin isolated and will likely turned scattered as we move through the latter part of the afternoon and evening. Rainfall isn't guaranteed for everyone but for those that do see activity a noticeable drop in the temperature will take place. In some isolated cases, gusty winds and frequent lightning may become a hazards. We'll be sure to watch radar closely and alert you regarding any intense/severe storms.
Thanks to a trough developing just to our north in the upper parts of the atmosphere, rain chances remain rather high Sunday. Through the entire weekend we could see anywhere between 0.10 to 0.40 inches of rainfall across parts of central and southern Alabama.
The trough near our area will only stay in place for the weekend. By the beginning of the upcoming workweek upper level ridging will build in. This means we'll move in to a drier and warmer stretch of weather compared to this weekend. For now we'll leave afternoon highs in the mid 90s and rain chances around 30% for next week. This could change depending on the strength and location of the ridge. We'll massage the forecast as new model trends come in. Until then keep an umbrella close by, stay updated through the WSFA weather app, and have a fun and safe weekend!
Vernon Turner, WSFA First Alert Meteorologist
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