FIRST ALERT: Less humid & dry through Thursday, but all eyes on the tropics

Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 5:32 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 8:43 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - You can certainly feel the change in the air this evening. Temperatures are falling into the 70s with a comfortable northerly breeze.

A much drier air mass is setting in and this will bring cooler mornings and a dry heat for the afternoons. Temperatures will start off in the low 60s Wednesday morning, with afternoon highs in the 80s. The sky will be sunny, with a north wind at 5 to 15 mph.

The temperatures will be even lower by Thursday morning, with the possibility of upper 50s for northern areas. The sky will remain sunny through Thursday, with highs in the 80s.

The dry weather should continue through most of Friday, but we could see a shower or storm return to far southern areas by Friday evening.

TRACKING A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE: A tropical disturbance in the southwest Gulf of Mexico is expected to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm. The system is forecast to move north and bring increasing rain chances to coastal areas by the end of the week.

We could see an increase in showers and storms on Saturday. It will depend on the exact track and how far west the system makes landfall. If this scenario verifies, we will eventually see higher rain chances later in the weekend, as the remnant energy moves east.

Forecast guidance shows a big increase in scattered showers and storms for Father’s Day and for Monday of next week.

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