Fewer thunderstorms today. Drier and sunny this weekend


4 to over 10 inches of rain fell across parts of the Birmingham area last night. This caused some significant flash flooding from Pelham to Hoover to Indian Springs and Homewood. Some roads are still closed due to flooding. Some homes were flooded, and several homes got water in their basements.

Photos from the flash flooding last night:

An upper-level low will finally moved to the north today, and what is left of the cold front and area of low pressure at the surface is moving across Alabama. This is reducing the chance of rain to only scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening.

Tonight, will be partly cloudy and muggy with some patchy fog. Lows will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

We will finally start to dry out on Friday thanks to all the weather systems clearing out of the region, and an area of high pressure will build toward us from Texas. It will be a warm and a slightly less humid day with a partly cloudy sky. High temperatures will be in the lower 80s.

Weekend Outlook: Saturday and Sunday are going to be pleasant and dry as an area of high pressure builds over Alabama. We will be mostly sunny and warm with some lower humidity levels. High temperatures will be in the lower to mid 80s. Lows will be in the lower 60s. This will be perfect weather to clean up from all the floods.

Tracking the Tropics: A weak area of low pressure is located about 100+ miles off the coast of NE Florida and Georgia. Strong wind shear (upper-level winds) will limit tropical development over the next few days while the low moves north then northeast off the U.S. East Coast. By the weekend, the system will merge with a cold front near the SE U.S. Coast. This system could bring gusty winds and heavy rain to the Carolina coasts this weekend. NHC is giving this system a low chance to develop.

Elsewhere…the rest of the tropics are quiet.

That’s all for now! Be sure to follow the CBS 42 Storm Team on:

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