FIRST ALERT: Dry start Sunday, with scattered storms and showers possible in the afternoon

First Alert Weather 9p 8-15-20

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE OVERNIGHT AND TOMORROW: At the time of this update only one shower was showing up on radar over Randolph County. No more wet weather is expected for this evening and the sky will be clearing, with overnight lows near 70º. We’re tracking a cool front that will enter northwest Alabama Sunday afternoon. We will have dry weather for most of the day, with the chance for a passing shower or storm in the late afternoon and evening. The deeper moisture has already shifted into the southern part of the state, so the coverage of rain will remain isolated. Drier air will enter the area Sunday night as the front crosses Alabama. This will make for a very pleasant start to the day on Monday, with a comfortable northerly breeze, and lows ranging from upper 60s north to low 70s further south.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: Monday is going to be an excellent day for outdoor activities as no rain is expected. Thanks to the passage of the front, a dry air mass will make for less humid feeling day. I’d still plan for a seasonably hot afternoon as highs reach the upper 80s and low 90s. Monday night is also going to feel very pleasant as lows tumble into the mid to upper 60s. Tuesday will be another mostly dry day but there will be a returning chance for a few isolated pop-up showers or storms in the late afternoon and evening. High pressure to our east will help pull moisture northward again by the middle of the week so you will start to notice an increase in muggy levels by Wednesday. I also want to give you the First Alert for an increasing chance for afternoon storms and showers for the remainder of the week. Rain chances could top 50% on Friday and Saturday so plan for some stormy afternoons for the second half of the work-week.

The tropics remain a bit active, with two named storms in the Atlantic. The good news is both systems are expected to remain in the Atlantic, with no impacts in the United States. Josephine is expected to weaken as it encounters an unfavorable environment for development. The system is expected to make a sharper turn north over the coming days and move towards Bermuda. Tropical Storm Kyle is expected to move further away from New England through early next week. You can find the latest forecast tracks for both tropical systems on the WBRC First Alert Weather App. You can download the app for free by searching WBRC in your app store. I’ll also share an update on the tropics and the long range forecast, starting at 9PM on WBRC Fox6.

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