A little early morning light rain offered the only taste of "change" to what has been a quiet workweek thus far. Rainfall amounts have been very light...generally a few hundredths of an inch or less. That batch of light rain is transitioning eastward this morning, giving way to a little sunshine in it's wake. That should set the stage for another warm afternoon...
TODAY: Leftover light showers are now mainly affecting areas east of I-65. Sunshine is slowly breaking out in areas north of HWY 80 and I-85, spreading southward and eastward. That will allow overcast skies to gradually melt away into at least partial sunshine for many across central Alabama.
Temperatures will be affected by the amount/duration of sunshine with cloudier areas warming to around 90 degrees. Areas with more sunshine could find their way into the lower and middle 90s. Rain chances this afternoon will remain isolated.
THIS WEEKEND: An upper level low will offer a double dose of change to our persistent warm and dry pattern this weekend. Scattered showers and storms become more prevalent Saturday and Sunday as temperatures start to relax some. In fact, by Sunday, highs will struggle to even find their way to 90 degrees.
While rain chances Saturday and Sunday will be higher, they won't lead to a weekend washout by any stretch. Best rain chances will favor afternoon-early evening.
The threat for scattered storms carries over into Labor Day Monday, but highs in the upper 80s should make for a solid outdoor forecast all things considered.
-Meteorologist Eric Snitil-