An active weather pattern is setting to start our week. Monday morning will include fog and temps in the low 70s. After a misleading dry start to the day, there will spotty showers by noon and afternoon storms likely becoming widespread. Highs tomorrow will be in the upper 80s.
While the coverage will still be hit and miss, any storm that does develop will be capable of producing brief downpours, gusty winds, and frequent lightning.
The same story goes Tuesday as a cold front approaches. This again increase the likelihood of storms during the day and this will even include Tuesday night into Wednesday. As the cold front passes Wednesday we will have some brief periods of dry air. Our rain chances don’t go away at the end of the week, but they will drop back to about 30% coverage.
We’re also watching for an outbreak of Saharan dust in Alabama later this week. By Friday, the dust will have arrived in the region after making the 5,000-mile journey over the Atlantic. While most of this dust will likely stay ALOFT in the atmosphere, it’s possible that this could pose some air quality issues as we head into the weekend. We’ll keep you posted on if this changes as next week goes on.