Severe Thunderstorm Watch for West AL until 7 p.m. Tonight | Central AL Forecast


A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for much of West Alabama until 7 p.m. tonight. Strong straight lined winds up to 60 mph will be possible with this afternoon’s thunderstorms. Be sure to download the free CBS 42 app for the latest weather alerts.

Heading into next week, a strong upper-level ridge is expected to form over the Rocky Mountains, likely bringing record high temperatures to the Four Corners region out West. For us in Alabama, this means lower afternoon rain chances & lower humidity, as upper-level winds shift to the Northwest. Expect the humidity to start easing off a bit by Tuesday, then bordering on comfortable for Wednesday/Thursday.

Temperatures will also slightly drop a bit to more comfortable levels later in the week. We’re expecting highs in the mid to upper 80s for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Rain chances are negligible next week beyond Tuesday.

All eyes will be on the tropics this week as tropical development is possible in The Bay of Campeche. Still too early to determine exact track and intensity, but certainly something to watch. Stay with The CBS 42 Weather Team for latest!

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