Central AL Forecast: Storms Friday Bring a Weekend Cooldown

July 04 2021 12:00 am

Friday will feature showers, storms, and cold front. There will be a few opportunities for rain and rumble of thunder Friday. A storm could ramp up a bit and trend severe briefly, as is common with many summer-time situations. That said, this is not a wide spread severe weather event.

The chance for much activity is confined to our western and northern counties. The threat diminishes the further east and south you live.

The rain will begin in the morning with and afternoon and evening wave to develop. Once the sun comes up, it won’t be hard to get a few showers and storms to pop up on the radar. The closer the front gets Friday night, the more organized the line becomes and that is where we would likely see a better chance of strong winds along the leading edge.

Memorial Weekend Outlook: BIG changes in the forecast for this weekend. The cold front will push south into the Gulf of Mexico. This will allow for a MUCH cooler air mass to move into Alabama. We will be cloudy until the afternoon and then expect some peaks of sunshine. High temperatures will only be in the mid to upper 70s. How nice does that sound?! Sunday will be a dry day as the front moves farther into the Gulf and drier air moves over us. It will be sunny with lower humidity and high temperatures only in the lower 80s. This will be perfect weather for the last two days of the SEC Baseball Tournament!

On Monday, will be mostly sunny, warmer and a little more humid. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s.

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