INCREASING CLOUDINESS TODAY; RAIN LIKELY MONDAY… Clouds are increasing from the west today as our next weather system gets set to move by on Monday. There is a high chance (80-90%) of rain Monday. There could be embedded pockets of heavier rain and perhaps a few thunderstorms. For now, the overall risk of severe weather Monday remains low. Rain likely clears out on Tuesday ahead of drier days setting up for the latter half of the week. If this forecast verifies, this will be the longest stretch of sunny, dry days we have had in quite some time. Temperatures will be near or below our climatological norm for this time of year as we go into the latter half of the week and into the upcoming weekend. That’s your forecast summary, see all the details below.
NICE EVENING; FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT… We’ll be dry over the next several hours as cloud coverage continues to increase from the west. High temperatures on this Sunday will peak in the mid-60s. Temperatures will quickly decline into the upper-50s by 6PM. I expect nearly all of our local communities to remain dry until 8PM. After that, we may have an isolated, brief shower or two across west Alabama in areas primarily east of the Alabama River. Rain coverage will slowly increase in the overnight hours ahead of more rain moving in for Monday.
HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE AT TIMES MONDAY… We will all need to keep the rain gear handy throughout the day on Monday as numerous showers will be possible. Heavy rain could happen at times and there may be a few thunderstorms involved, primarily near the Alabama and northwest Florida beaches. Storms should remain elevated and far below severe limits. Rain chances will likely peak from 10AM to 6PM. High temperatures on Monday will be near 70°, which will probably be our warmest temperature of the week. Temperatures decline into the 50s and 60s for afternoon highs later this week.
RAIN MOVES OUT ON TUESDAY… Scattered showers are likely Tuesday morning ahead of a drier pattern setting up for the afternoon and evening hours. I expect much of the rain to be to our east by Tuesday evening as drier, cooler air surges in from the northwest. High temperatures on Tuesday will be in the mid- to upper-60s.
STREAK OF DRIER DAYS STARTS WEDNESDAY… Many (I’m talking MANY) folks have been asking me lately when we will get a streak of dry days. I finally have a good answer! It looks like Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be dry. There are some questions about Saturday when there could be a few isolated showers, but that is questionable at this point. For now, we will go with a dry, cool Saturday with highs in the 50s. Plenty of sunshine is expected for the latter half of the week!
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