Central AL Forecast: More Rain as we head into the weekend


It turned out to be a messy night across the Birmingham metro tonight. A strong thunderstorm that produced significant rainfall parked over Birmingham.

There are a few thunderstorms in south Alabama tonight but those should be dissipating soon.

The area of high pressure starts to weaken on Friday, but it will not have much of an impact on our weather. We will stay partly cloudy, hot and humid with afternoon thunderstorms popping up. High temperatures will be around 90°, and the heat index 95-100°.

Weekend Outlook: Southerly winds will continue to make it humid all weekend and this will increase our chance for rain each day. Saturday will be partly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s. Sunday will have a better chance for showers and storms. It will not be a washout, but plan to run inside if you hear thunder. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Tropical Update: Invest 99L, non tropical area of low pressure, in the north Atlantic south of Newfoundland and well east of the U.S. East Coast. Conditions are only slightly favorable for development while the low moves meanders in place today. Then it will be pulled northeast later on Friday by a trough of low pressure. This is not expected to impact the U.S. The NHC is only giving this system a low chance to develop.

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