Fred:Hot and humid with weekend thunderstorms - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Fred:Hot and humid with weekend thunderstorms

Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC
Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC
Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC

A front extends south across North Alabama from an area of low pressure over New England this morning. The low will move off the coast and drag the front south as it does, but the front is expected to make slow progress and stall over the northern part of the area. This will become the focusing area for the highest rain chances and the most cloud coverage so temperatures to the north will be a degree or two cooler but humidity remains high. Still triple digit heat indices are not likely, especially in these area.

There's not much energy at this time of year to push the stalled front south so as it slowly drifts south, we will continue to see rain chances through the day Sunday and into Monday. Behind the front, northerly winds overspread the region bringing some what drier weather and fewer storms. A ridge of high pressure will build south keeping rain chances lower with temperatures both overnight and in the afternoon in the average range for July in Alabama. Keep an eye to the sky and seek shelter during these afternoon storms and keep your WBRC, FOX6 Weather App handy so we can alert you regarding developing weekend storms.

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