Central AL Forecast: Scattered Showers Wednesday, Drier & Cooler Thurs/Fri


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RIGHT NOW: It’s been a quiet, partly cloudy afternoon across Central Alabama today.  Temperatures have remained mild by June standards in the 80s…the official high so far in Birmingham is 81°.  That’s 6° below the average high of 87° for today’s date.

Despite the temps, it feels much hotter in places Southeast of Birmingham with the humidity factored in…dew points are in the low 70s near places like Alexander City!  Northwest of Birmingham, the humidity is much lower & it’s more tolerable to be outside…dew points in the 50s near places like Hamilton.

TONIGHT: Cloud cover will remain thick overhead this evening as moisture increases across the region overnight.  Temperatures will stay warmer compared to this morning…expecting lows in the upper 60s.  A few places in far-East AL could see sprinkles overnight (Anniston, Gadsden, Oxford, etc.).

TOMORROW: A mix of sun & clouds is on tap for the first half of the day, then showers should begin popping up in the afternoon.  They’ll be scattered in nature, beginning along the I-65 corridor and moving East as the afternoon progresses.  Areas West of I-65 should stay mainly dry tomorrow.  Expecting average highs in the mid & upper 80s.

THURS/FRI: We’ll have a weak, dry cold front pass through on Thursday, once again lowering temperatures & humidity.  Expect a mostly sunny sky both Thursday and Friday.  The low humidity will bring much cooler temperatures in the morning…lows Thursday morning in the low 60s, Friday morning in the mid & upper 50s!  Afternoon highs will be near average in the 80s.

THIS WEEKEND: We’ll quickly flip back to a more classic summer weather pattern with high humidity and hot afternoons this weekend.  Saturday should be rain with no considerable chance of rain and mostly sunny skies.  Sunday, however, is when chances are good of pop-up storms forming.  Expect afternoon highs near 90°, overnight lows in the 70s.

EARLY NEXT WEEK: Not much changes expected at next week’s start…the summer pattern is set to continue.  That means more heat, humidity, & afternoon storms.


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