Wes: Chance for storms continues overnight; Keeping a close eye on the tropics

Wes: Chance for storms continues overnight; Keeping a close eye on the tropics

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - SHOWERS/STORMS POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY: Pockets of rain and isolated storms will continue to impact our area from southwest to northeast through the remainder of the night and into the day tomorrow. A disturbance approaching from the west will keep our pattern quite unsettled and the chance of rain will remain elevated through tomorrow afternoon and early evening. The main concern with any storms will continue to be the cloud to ground lightning but the threat of anything severe remains low. Rain chances will start to back off on Monday and we will settle into a very long dry stretch.

MONITORING A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE: We're monitoring a strong tropical disturbance over the Caribbean and there is a good chance this system could become a tropical depression or tropical storm soon. The track takes this system northeast towards the west coast of the Florida Peninsula. The track of will play a big role in our Monday forecast because a more northward movement would create a setup favorable for additional showers and storms. Right now I'm thinking we could see a few pop-up showers or storms over far southern areas for Monday but then drier air will wrap into the state as the tropical disturbance passes to our southeast.

A DRY AND CRISP JUNE SETUP: I foresee some yards and gardens getting very thirsty next week. A secondary surge of dry air will be settling in by next Wednesday as another cold front arrives. This air mass will keep our skies mostly sunny through next weekend. Temperatures will take a slight tumble by mid-week, with lows in the 50s by Thursday morning. You can find our temperature outlook for the next ten days in the Weather App.

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