Rain Will Move In Late Tonight, So Enjoy the Nice Weather We Have at Midday

| October 20, 2021 @ 1:08 pm

As of 12:45 pm this afternoon, we have partly to mostly clear skies across Central Alabama, with no rain appearing underneath any of those clouds. Temperatures across the area as of the 12 pm round up were in the lower 70s to the lower 80s. Troy was the warm spot at 81 degrees, while the cool spot was Gadsden at 72 degrees. Birmingham was at 77 degrees.

Skies will become partly cloudy across the area throughout the remainder of the daylight hours, with most of the area remaining dry. However, there is a very small risk of an isolated shower over the extreme southwestern portions of the area (southern half of Sumter and Marengo counties). Highs will top out in the mid-70s to the lower 80s across the area. Rain chances will be on the rise after sunset, with much of the activity occurring during the late night and overnight hours, mainly along and north of the I-59 corridor. A rumble or two of thunder is possible, but strong storms are not expected. Lows will be in the lower to mid-60s.

Showers will be likely throughout the day on Thursday and a few thunderstorms will be possible as a cold front will be moving through portions of the area. The good news is that severe weather is unlikely, and rainfall amounts will not be heavy at all. Rain chances will begin to drop during the late afternoon and evening hours as the front passes through, with higher rain chances remaining for the extreme southeastern parts of Central Alabama. Thursday’s highs will be in the mid-70s to the lower 80s.

Models have come into much better agreement with the front location on Friday, as it is now forecast to be east and southeast of the area. We’ll have plenty of sunshine not only on Friday, but on Saturday and Sunday as well. Ridging will begin to build back into the area that will keep rain out of the forecast and temperatures to begin a slight warming trend. Friday’s highs will be in the upper 60s to the upper 70s, lower 70s to the lower 80s on Saturday, and in the mid-70s to the lower 80s on Sunday.

The tropics remain astonishingly quiet, and no new tropical cyclones are expected to develop within the next five days. Remember, the end of the season doesn’t arrive until the end of the day on November 30th.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Tropical

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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