Scattered rain showers are possible through the morning hours...mainly over northwestern AL. This activity should become more widespread and heavier through the day.
Temperatures will be slow to warm due to all the clouds. We should be in the lower 80s by Noon with highs into the mid 80s. As showers become more numerous this morning, thunderstorms will also develop. Locally heavy rain is possible with those storms, and flash flooding will be a possibility. In fact, that and lightning are the bigger threats from storms today…severe weather not looking too likely in the Valley.
Like yesterday, it won’t be raining everywhere all day long. Instead occasional storms can be expected from time to time. This activity should be most widespread between 12-4 p.m. with storms winding down into the evening hours.
While some HS football games could be delayed early, I don’t expect many outright cancellations. You’ll probably want to bring a towel along to wipe off any wet bleachers.
Saturday will be a similar day. The scattered storms may develop a few hours later…with the more widespread coverage from the mid-afternoon into the evening. But, rain/storms should be just as numerous as today.
Highs will stay in the 80s with mostly cloudy skies. A cold front pushes into the Valley on Sunday. Another round of fairly widespread rain can be expected through the day. By the late afternoon, rain should be ending…and not just for the day, but for several. Winds will shift to more of a northerly direction behind the front, ushering in cooler and drier air. We should be in for a refreshing start to the day Monday with lows in the mid 60s.
Clouds diminish through the day with highs in the mid 80s. Monday night looks like it will be the coolest of the upcoming week with lows dipping into the lower 60s. Some of our sheltered Valleys may even slip into the upper 50s!
Don’t expect this preview of fall to last for too long, though; we’ll get progressively warmer over the course of next week. By Wednesday, highs will be back to near 90° with lows closer to 70° that night.
-Meteorologist David Ernst