MONDAY/TUESDAY: Isolated downpours are possible Monday, but more spots than not miss out on the rain. Rain chances trend up Tuesday as a cold front pushes closer to the state. That front will trigger scattered showers and storms, some of which could produce heavy downpours, frequent lightning, and gusty winds. Highs in the low 90s both Monday and Tuesday.
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Behind that cold front, drier air moves into Central Alabama. That won’t drop temperatures, but it will feel a bit more comfortable outside as dewpoints drop, even though temperatures remain in the low 90s.
FRIDAY & THE WEEKEND: Tropical moisture builds back in Friday into the weekend. It doesn’t look like a washout, but daily scattered showers and storms return as we head into next weekend.
TROPICS: There are now three separate tropical disturbances the National Hurricane Center is monitoring for development.
- A surface trough moving into the Northwest Caribbean sea has a low chance, around 20%, of development into a tropical depression over the next 5 days.
- A broad tropical wave in the Central Atlantic is moving gradually west-northwestward towards the Leeward Islands. Ensemble model guidance has shown some support for this system organizing and strengthening over the next few days, and the NHC is now giving this system a 70% chance of development into a tropical depression over the next 5 days.
- A wave currently located over Africa will move into the Atlantic early next week. Some gradual development is possible next week. The NHC is giving this wave a 20% chance of development into a tropical depression over the next 5 days.