Scattered showers will slowly move across North Alabama and southern Tennessee this evening. Rain chances will drop from west to east after 9pm this evening. Expect a west wind overnight with temperatures dropping back into the middle 30s.
A south wind will quickly return to the Valley late Tuesday morning. I’m expecting a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures around 65 for an afternoon high. A weak disturbance will move through late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. This will increase the cloud cover and could create a few widely scattered showers. Behind this disturbance you will notice more humidity in the air. This will be the fuel for thunderstorms that will move in later in the week.
Overnight lows will stay in the lower to middle 50s with afternoon highs near 70 ahead of our next weather maker. A strong frontal system will move in after Midnight Thursday night. The atmosphere will become unstable and this will allow the potential for some strong to severe thunderstorms to develop late Thursday evening ahead of the cold front. Expect heavy rain, strong gusty winds and intense lightning with the stronger storms. If the storms become severe some areas could see damaging straight line winds up to 60 mph. As of right now it appears there could also be a lower end type tornado threat. This is a developing storm system and we will keep you updated on the threat via social media, our weather app and waff.com.
We are entering our primary severe weather season so everyone should be prepared for changing weather conditions and the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms with our bigger weather makers that move through the Tennessee Valley this time of year.
Have a great night.
WAFF 48 Storm Team
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