FIRST ALERT UPDATE: Showers and storms gradually diminishing overnight, with patchy dense fog; more scattered storms Sunday
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: It’s been a stormy evening across the state, with some areas experiencing localized flash flooding. Flood advisories continue in parts of Tuscaloosa and Shelby Counties, with a flash flood warning in effect over southern Cherokee County. The axis of rain and storms will gradually fade away overnight, with patchy fog, and low clouds in the early morning. The fog and low clouds will give way to another mix of clouds and sunshine Sunday, with temperatures once again nearing 90º. Scattered storms will be likely, especially in areas to the north. So, if you missed out on the wet weather today, there is a good chance you could receive some rain Sunday afternoon or evening.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: I’m not expecting a major change in this pattern next week. A trough axis to the north, responsible for the higher rain chances, will be positioned further north on Monday. I still think we will see more heat activated showers and storms, although the greatest concentration of rain development may be further north. This looks to slide further south again during the Tuesday/Wednesday timeframe, so afternoon storms will once again be likely. No day will be a total washout and I would plan for more periods of very hot and humid weather. However, stay alert for the threat of lighting each afternoon.
The latest data shows this trend continuing through the end of next week. We were seeing some indications of a strengthening high-pressure ridge and building heat, but now it looks like the setup will continue to support afternoon storms, with near average high temperatures. Be sure to check the WBRC First Alert Weather App for updates and join us for the latest after baseball tonight on Fox6 News.
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