We woke up to scattered showers this morning, but will see drier weather this afternoon. The upper level energy which generated the wet weather is now beginning to pull away from us and will continue to head east this afternoon.
While the showers will move out, the clouds will be a little slower to leave. We're seeing some breaks, but we're unlikely to totally clear this afternoon. Despite the limited sunshine, we'll still manage to warm up thanks to the milder start this morning.
We'll be in between weather makers tomorrow and Wednesday with temperatures warming well into the 70s the next couple of days. Our next weather changer is getting going out west as a strong upper level storm system continues to develop out toward California and Nevada.
All that upper level energy and an associated surface cold front heads east the next couple of days, reaching the southeast on Thursday. We're at the time of year that we have to keep an eye on these strong storm systems for the possibilty of severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted portions of NW Alabama for the risk of severe weather with this storm system.
The severe weather threat doesn't look particularly impressive at this point, but certainly a few strong storms with heavy rain and some gusty wind are possible. Storms look to arrive by late afternoon or evening, and Halloween plans, including Trick-Or-Treat, could very well be affected. Check back with us on-air and online at WAFF.com over the next few days for more exact timing and expected impacts from this storm system.