Showers & A Few Storms Move In Tonight, Continues Early Tomorrow | Central AL Forecast

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

A few showers will start forming late this evening along a weak cold front that will nose its way from the northwest.  Those showers will start in our Northern counties, then push South overnight into our Labor Day on Monday.

Some of these will likely turn into locally heavy downpours with some occasional lightning, with a decent chance of rain Monday afternoon across our area South of I-20.  Plan ahead for a few showers & storms if you have outdoor plans during the day Monday.

This cold front will likely stall across Central Alabama moving into Tuesday & Wednesday, which for us means hit-and-miss rain chances & steady high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s for the early part of next week.  By late Thursday, cooler air to the North will give the front an extra push down to our South.  This means by Friday, the rain chances will begin to dissipate & we’ll see sunshine & cooler mornings.  We’re expecting a pleasant, refreshing start next Friday & Saturday with lows once again in the lower to middle 60s.

In the tropics, we currently have Major Hurricane Larry in the Central Atlantic, still luckily very far away from impacting any major landmass.  Larry is forecasted to remain a major hurricane for the next 3 days, slowly turning to the North & possibly bringing impacts to Bermuda early next week.  Beyond that, possible impacts to the US mainland remain uncertain.  On the plus side, most forecast models as of right now have Larry turning back out to sea by Friday/Saturday — good news for the mainland.  That can always shift, but is a good sign for now!

There’s also an area of interest in the Western Caribbean being watched by the National Hurricane Center for development.  Right now that chance of development is LOW, with forecast models split on whether or not this area strengthens into a tropical storm.  For now it’s just something for us to keep an eye on, but fortunately does not pose any immediate threat.

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