FIRST ALERT: The first of our 2 cold fronts that we're due to deal with over the next coming days has stalled out over the northwest Mississippi. It's likely we'll escape today without seeing any rainfall as cloud cover builds in late. Our second cold front will arrive Monday night/Tuesday mornings and will bring a better chance of rainfall and cooler air for us by midweek.
TODAY: Isolated light rain continues to fall across northern Alabama this morning as a central and southern Alabama remains dry. Thanks to the upper level winds being in a more zonal flow the cold front will stay north of central Alabama. It will be close enough to chance our mostly clear skies to partly cloudy but overall today is shaping up to be fair and warm once again for most. This afternoon expect another day with above average high temperatures around 76 degrees. Tonight skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with lows in the low to mid 50s. We're going to leave the 10% rain chance in for tonight as a few of our northern fringe counties could see a few raindrops overnight.
WORKWEEK: Our second cold front will form just to our west Monday and push through the state on Tuesday. Forcing along the front will weaken over that time however and activity will likely become less organized along the front. But there is enough moisture there where isolated showers are likely as the front takes it time to move through the area Tuesday and Wednesday. By Wednesday afternoon the front should finally shift to our south and much cooler air will infiltrate central Alabama along with drier conditions. A fast moving short wave trough will approach west Alabama on Thursday but computer models are having a hard time with the northward transport of moisture ahead of the trough. The GFS and Euro models are now keeping any rain chance to the southeast, so heads up Wiregrass Region. As the upper trough passes through Friday rain free conditions and seasonable temperatures will be in place Friday and the weekend.
- WSFA FIRST ALERT Meteorologist Vernon Turner