Temperatures will be getting warmer to begin the new work week, but that warm-up comes with a higher chance for rain and storms. Clouds will increase overnight, but temperatures should still drop quickly after sunset. Temperatures should hold in the mid 40s for lows overnight. Rain becomes likely by Monday morning. Showers will spread into northwestern AL first, with rain beginning around 5-7 a.m.
The rain will track eastward with time and could be into the Huntsville Metro area during the typical morning commute. Budget extra time as steady rain can be expected…the showers will be heavy in spots.
The rain will push into northeastern AL for the mid/late morning hours. Showers will become less widespread for the afternoon. Temperatures should warm into upper 50s to near 60° for a high with southeast winds at 5-10 mph.
The southerly wind continues overnight, and lows will stay in the 50s heading into Tuesday. A round of morning showers and perhaps a few t-storms are possible for Tuesday morning. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies Tuesday. While most areas stay dry during the afternoon, isolated storms could still develop. A stronger storm or two cannot be ruled out with gusty winds being the main threat. The chance for more widespread storm activity pushes into the Valley on Wednesday as a strong cold front moves through the area.
The timing of when the front will move through is still a bit up in the air, but a line of storms can be expected when it gets here. As of now, it’s looking like the front gets in Wednesday morning and clears the area by the evening.
Strong-to-severe storms are possible through the day with this line…damaging wind gusts would be the main threat, but an isolated spin-up tornado is not out of the question.
Colder air can be expected once the front moves through the Valley. Lows will dip to near 40° Wednesday night with lows in the 30s to close out the week. Highs will be limited to the mid 50s Thu/Fri, but we’ll be warmer for the weekend. Be sure to check back for the latest regarding the timing of Wednesday’s storms and their impacts.
-Meteorologist David Ernst