TRACKING RAIN AND STORMS: We continue to track areas of heavy rain and storms Tuesday night. This is associated with a broken line of rain and storms oriented southwest to northeast across our area. This line was stretching from roughly Bibb County northeast to Etowah County. The wet weather should thin out in coverage, although I can’t rule out a few areas of rain to start to the day on Wednesday. The chance of storms and showers will remain high through Wednesday afternoon. Like Tuesday, we will catch some drier periods, but I would definitely plan for possible rain or storm delays.
We are tracking a long advertised cold front, which is bringing a taste of fall to a good portion of the country. Unfortunately, this front will stall as it enters our area so we won’t feel the full impacts of the cooler-continental air. That being said, models are a bit more robust in bringing some of the cooler-drier air into our northern counties. So we could wake-up to some upper 50s and low 60s across portions of the Tennessee Valley. The chance for rain and storms will be more limited to areas to the south on Thursday but the wet weather will build further north again on Friday. Temperatures will rebound this weekend, with the chance for some afternoon pop-up storms and showers. If you have plans to attend the Alabama, Auburn, or UAB game, plan for another hot and steamy Saturday and have the rain gear nearby, just in case a shower pops-up.
THE TROPICS: There is a good chance a new depression may form near the Carolinas within the next five days. Rain would not be a good thing for this part of the country right now. Also, the remnants of Kirk are becoming better organized over the Atlantic. This system may redevelop soon as it tracks closer to the Caribbean. Post-tropical cyclone Leslie may become better organized as the system eventually turns west over the central Atlantic. So the Atlantic remains very active! You can find the latest forecast track for this system on our WBRC First Alert Weather App.