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Ida heads north and Alabama begins to dry out

Rain chances take a tumble and drier air moves into the state soon...
Published: Aug. 29, 2021 at 9:58 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2021 at 3:41 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The remnants of a once powerful hurricane are spinning slowly through northern Alabama this afternoon. Ida will start to pick up the pace and race off towards the northeast, allowing drier conditions to return to our neck of the woods. While a few isolated pockets of rain can’t be ruled out tonight, we won’t be dealing with any impactful weather for the foreseeable future.

The last little bit of tropical moisture is bringing a few showers to our area, but coverage of rain will fall as the overnight progresses and clouds will start to decrease; we still expect some breezy conditions, but our wind advisory has been dropped so no excessive wind is anticipated.

Sunshine is expected to return Wednesday with warmer temperatures in the upper 80s... not a bad way to kick off the month of September! However, models are now in better agreement on a threat of isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms late Wednesday afternoon, so we will keep an eye on it.

This activity will be associated with an incoming cold front, not Ida.

A big drop in humidity is on the way for the end of the week and weekend.
A big drop in humidity is on the way for the end of the week and weekend.(WSFA 12 News)

Behind that front will exist a much nicer air mass characterized by (slightly) lower humidity, sunshine, comfortable nights and nice afternoons.

That pattern will be in place from Thursday to Monday with only a slight chance (20%) of rain Sunday into Sunday night - great timing as we head into Labor Day weekend!

Trending much drier and a bit less muggy later this week!
Trending much drier and a bit less muggy later this week!(WSFA 12 News)

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