FIRST ALERT: More rain and storms and a risk for localized flooding to start the workweek

Published: Jun. 20, 2021 at 6:27 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2021 at 9:30 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: The weather situation has greatly improved as Tropical Depression Claudette moves further east across South Carolina. Claudette is expected to become a tropical storm again, once it reaches the East Coast. Most of our area will remain dry through the overnight, although I can’t rule out a stray shower or storm to the far south. Low temperatures will be in the 70s. By the way, the summer solstice officially arrives this evening at 10:31PM.

Plan for an increase in showers and storms on Monday. We may see a few isolated showers and storms in the morning hours, especially south of I-20. The coverage of showers and storms will become more widespread in the afternoon. We may see a couple of strong storms, with higher wind gusts; however, the primary risk will continue to be localized flooding, especially after all the rain we received over the weekend.

A front will slowly move south Monday night and this will continue the chance for rain and storms overnight and into the day on Tuesday. Most of the rain will slide into far southern counties by Tuesday evening. High temperatures will reach the middle 80s on Monday; however, clouds and rain will keep temperatures in the 70s on Tuesday.

WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK: The deeper moisture will slide south by Wednesday and this will bring the return of dry conditions to most areas. I can’t rule out a pop-up shower or storm over southern locations Wednesday afternoon. Otherwise, we will have a good supply of sunshine. I’m also expecting a cooler start to the day, especially across northern areas, with lows in the 50s; afternoon highs will reach the low to middle 80s. Thursday will be a similar day, with the greatest chance for afternoon pop-up showers south of I-20.

THE END OF THE WORKWEEK AND WEEKEND: The stormy pattern looks to continue through the end of June. We’ll be tracking another front late in the week, which will bring another increase in rain and storms. We’ll have a mix of clouds and sunshine for Friday, with scattered afternoon storms. Plan for periods of partly sunny weather next weekend, with hot and muggy conditions. Be ready for more rain and storm development in the afternoon hours.

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