The so called cold front which pushed through Central Alabama has meant little more than a bit of a wind shift. Although generally, temperatures remain warm with a hot afternoon and limited rain chances for the rest of the day. This front will try to slide south before stalling out this afternoon and then begin to lift north overnight and into the new week. Rain chances will be on the increase in the northwest overnight as the next system approaches from the west. As the weak front moves north as a warm front, showers and isolated thunderstorms will be ongoing Monday morning over Central Alabama. The best chances for rain will begin in the Northwest before expanding south and east throughout the day. Locally, heavy rainfall will be a threat once again with isolated flash flooding possible. The heavier and more extensive rain areas will move east tomorrow night with some rain lingering overnight.
Rain chances remain high Tuesday but a ridge of high pressure building strength over North America and the upper air flow will shift and frontal boundaries will remain well north of the area. A subtropical ridge of high pressure will also strengthen over the area. However, with dew points remaining high and wet ground conditions coupled with plentiful remaining atmospheric moisture, rain remains in the forecast. Rain chances for the second half of the week and into next weekend will be a little lower but temperatures will be a little higher around 90 degrees each day with overnight lows only dropping into the 73 to 75 degree range. In addition, any storms which do form will be slow movers adding to locally heavy rainfall potential. Heat index values will also creep up during the second half of the week even as the scattered showers and thunderstorms continue.
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