Central Alabama Forecast: Fred is Moving away from Alabama. Rain and thunderstorms stay in the forecast through Friday

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

Tonight, will be partly cloudy and muggy with some patchy fog. Lows will be in the lower 70s.

The remnants of Fred will be well northeast of Alabama on Wednesday. There will be a mid-level trough of low pressure that will be NW of Alabama. This will tap into the leftover tropical moisture from Fred and set off scattered showers and thunderstorms. They will start in the afternoon and continue into Wednesday night. High temperatures will heat up to around 90° before the thunderstorms pop up.

The trough will move over us on Thursday and Friday. This will set off scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms each day. Some heavy rain can be expected since we will remain very humid from Fred. Rain totals could be around 1-2″+. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Weekend Outlook: An area of high pressure will build over the Deep South from the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. Saturday will still have some scattered showers and thunderstorms with high temperatures back around 90°. The area of high pressure will be over us on Sunday, and this will keep us mostly dry. A stray shower is possible, but most of us will be partly cloudy. It will be hot and still humid with high temperatures in the lower 90s, and the heat index in the lower 100s.

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