FIRST ALERT: Patchy fog, isolated showers for the morning drive; increase of storms in the afternoon
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: Most of the wet weather has dissipated this evening, but the chance for isolated showers will continue overnight. We will also have patchy fog for the morning drive. The chance for a shower or storm will continue tomorrow morning, but the greater coverage of scattered showers and storms will happen in the afternoon.
The week ahead will continue to feature an unsettled weather pattern as a series of disturbances meander over the Deep South. These features help to promote “lift” in the atmosphere, which can lead to a better chance of rain and storms. These disturbances coupled with plenty of moisture at the surface will keep an above average chance of wet weather in the forecast into the weekend -- and possibly beyond. Though it won’t necessarily be raining all day long, each day will feature off-and-on rounds of showers and thunderstorms. Our main concern in the coming days will be the potential for flash flooding from any slow-moving storms. So, keep the umbrella and rain jacket in tow over the next week or so. The cloudy and wet pattern will keep temperatures below average, struggling to get any warmer than the 80s most days. Some peeks of sunshine will be possible at times, but not enough to dry us out all that much. For now, we have rain coverage around 50-70% through early next week. We do have a First Alert for areas of fog possible each morning, especially in spots that got decent rainfall the night before. So, be mindful of lowered visibility for the morning commute from the possibility of both fog and rain around.
TROPICAL UPDATE: Hurricane Danielle and Tropical Storm Earl continue to move through the Atlantic Basin with the latter bringing more tropical rainfall to parts of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico. Neither of these will have any impact on the U.S. mainland. Another disturbance has emerged off the west coast of Africa that has a medium chance of tropical development over the next several days. The Gulf of Mexico remains quiet.
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