We will sit under a tropical airmass for the next several days. Look forward to a short break from the rain Wednesday, but we will have the return of heat and humidity. It will be a soupy, sticky day.
Laura is now a hurricane and will become a major hurricane by the time it makes landfall early Thursday morning.
Alabama is quite a ways away from the center of circulation and will have minimal impact. We will be watching for increased rain chances Friday, but there is still a lot that could happen. If Laura jogs even more to the west, our chances for rain goes down even more. We’re already on the furthest outskirts of the rain bands as is. So, any rain we get from the system will be quite small and infrequent.
The time frame of these impacts would be from Wednesday night through Thursday as the storm makes the northeast turn after landfall. Again, there is still a lot to watch with this storm so stay tuned to the forecast.
By the weekend, afternoon showers and storms remain in the forecast as a trough of low pressure and residual tropical moisture hangs around in the Deep South.