FIRST ALERT: Tracking more isolated showers and storms tonight, drier for the weekend
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A front moving slowly southward across the state continues to spark scattered showers and isolated storms. Storms tonight continue to impact areas around Smith Lake. Don’t be surprised if you hear a late-night rumble. The greatest coverage of rain will become situated further south on Friday.
The weak cool front will move into Central Alabama and likely stall near the I-20 corridor tomorrow afternoon. The greatest chance for more pop-up showers and storms will be near and south of the front. The wet weather will slide even further southward into the evening as the dry air arrives. Winds will begin to move in from the north tomorrow afternoon giving us a slow transition from muggy conditions to more comfortable air. Temperatures tomorrow morning will likely start out in the lower 70s. I’d still plan for highs in the 80s and low 90s; however, the dry air will be quite noticeable in the evening.
With drier air filtering into the northern half of Alabama Friday night, temperatures may trend slightly below average. Models continue to hint that we could wake up with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s on Saturday morning. The last time we saw widespread 60s was back on June 19. The weekend is shaping up to be mostly dry and comfortable. It won’t feel as muggy, so that’s why this weekend will end up nice. It will remain hot though. Highs are forecast to climb near 90°F Saturday afternoon with lower 90s on Sunday. Both days will end up partly cloudy. We have a small 10% chance for a stray shower for areas to the southeast.
Scattered storms will return for the first part of next week, but another surge of dry air could bring more humidity relief by the end of the week.
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