CHANGES COMING SOON: After a very warm and mostly dry work week, things will change in a big way this weekend. Rain, a few rumbles of thunder and cooler air are all on the way to Alabama; let's take it one day at a time...
SATURDAY: Most of Saturday will be dry! There will be some morning fog and/or low clouds, mainly in the southern and western counties, but that will clear out no later than midday. Most of the afternoon will be sunny, warm and dry. A line of showers and storms will push into west Alabama by early evening, but most of the area is dry through sunset.
SATURDAY NIGHT: A line of showers and storms rolls across Alabama. Some lightning and thunder are possible, but we don't see much of a severe weather risk with this system.
SUNDAY: Showers and perhaps a rumble or two of thunder will linger, but again, no severe weather issues.
Noticeably cooler air streams into the state; temperatures will struggle into the 60s Sunday afternoon, which will be 15-20 degrees COOLER than Saturday.
MONDAY AND BEYOND: Warm, dry weather quickly resumes next week, with little to no rain chance and highs in the 70s Monday and 80s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Drought conditions are likely to continue and perhaps worsen as Summer approaches.
Josh Johnson, WSFA First Alert Chief Meteorologist