The Weather Authority: Rainy day ahead


MOIST AIR RETURNS: The northern half of Alabama actually had a one day break from rain yesterday, but deeper moisture moved northward overnight, and we expect a number of showers and storms around over the next 18 hours. In fact, showers are in progress early this morning over parts of Northwest Alabama.

The sky will be occasionally cloudy today, and we won’t get out of the 80s because of clouds and showers.

MID-WEEK: Looks like fairly routine summer weather tomorrow through Thursday; a mix of sun and clouds each day with scattered showers and thunderstorms, most active during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs in the 87-90 degree range for most places.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Here in mid-August it is very hard to differentiate small scale changes in moisture and temperatures aloft that determine the placement and coverage of showers and storms days in advance; for now we will keep a persistence forecast going and mention “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms” on these three days with a mix of sun and clouds. Highs will be pretty close to 90 degrees each day.

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