Sunny Weekend, Warmer Temperatures

It has been another gorgeous day across the state of Alabama and the entire Southeast. Tonight will be another clear and cold night, but temperatures should be in the mid and upper 30s instead of the lower 30s.

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SPLENDID SUNDAY: The weather only gets better for the second half of our weekend. We will once again see a day that features almost endless sunshine and blue sky, and most locations across Central Alabama will see highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

ACTIVE WEATHER WEEK AHEAD: As we roll into Monday, a weak surface front approaches from the north and we should see increasing clouds and the threat of a few widely scattered showers Monday, mainly across North Alabama. However, this front will be moisture starved and due to the low moisture levels and the lack of dynamic support, rain amounts will be light and spotty and I think many locations will stay dry. It will be another mild day as highs should be in the lower 70s.

TUESDAY: Much of the day should be dry, very mild and breezy as afternoon highs should climb into the mid-70s. We will still forecast a good chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night ahead of a cold front, and there will be the threat of some strong storms overnight. The good news is that the overall risk of severe weather for now still looks minimal as the main surface low and dynamics will be passing north of Alabama. However, we will have to watch this system carefully as there will be a lot of shear, but instability will be limited. Storms should into the state, and while they could bring gusty winds, it just doesn’t look like a major severe weather setup for now. Rain amounts will be around 1/2 inch Tuesday night, not enough for any flooding concerns.

WEDNESDAY: Will be a cooler day with a high near 60F, and we should see the rain and storms ending during the morning hours, and much of the day should be dry.

THURSDAY: The last few runs of the GFS have been advertising a potent shortwave diving south, which will cause a surface low pressure system to develop. The track of the low is along the Interstate 10 corridor along the Northern Gulf Coast and looks to allow rain showers to remain in the forecast for Thursday and into Thursday night. With the low to our south, severe weather is not a threat. Highs Thursday will be in the lower 60s.

SUNNY & DRY: Behind the system Thursday, we should see sunny and drier weather return for Friday and it is expected to continue into the following weekend, with moderating temperatures. Friday will see highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s, with 60s climbing into the 70s for the weekend.

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