TONIGHT: A cold front continues to dive south from the Tennessee Valley. Ahead of the front a line of strong storms are moving slowly southward across north Alabama. The line of storms are producing heavy rain and frequent lightning strikes.
This evening conditions will remain rather mild and moist leaving the window open for storm activity late into the night. Scattered showers/storms will likely continue their progress south this evening into central and southern parts of Alabama. A few storms may produce damaging winds and/or small hail so we'll have to watch radar closely this evening. Intensity and coverage will decrease as the night wears on. Overnight expect partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid 70s.
TOMORROW: A better coverage of rain for central and south Alabama arrive tomorrow as the front continues to dip south. Rain activity will be gear towards area south of I-20. The best time for thunderstorms will be during the afternoon as temperatures max out in the low 90s.
BEHIND THE FRONT: Drier air builds in behind the front, lowering our rain chances for the back half of the workweek. Rain chances will be low but not zero so it's not out of the question for an isolated shower to develop Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday afternoon. Along with our low rain chances we'll also enjoy a break from the oppressive humidity. Dew points look to drop down into comfortable levels for the end of the week and into the beginning of the weekend.
Moisture will begin to build back into the state as early as Saturday. Rain chances will jump up a tad Saturday but the threat of rain will remain isolated at best. We'll have a better rain chance Sunday and Monday as moisture continues to flow into the state as another cold front approaches the state.
Vernon Turner, WSFA First Alert Meteorologist
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