MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After the hot afternoon on Sunday and warm overnight we just had, did anyone else wake up this morning and think we somehow time traveled through Spring and landed into Summer?! The current pattern we are in feels very much like a summertime setup across central and south Alabama, and it looks to stick around for at least the next several days...
Today: Did you enjoy the sunshine and heat from yesterday? If so, then you will probably enjoy the forecast for today... after a mild start we are going to see temperatures soar back into the 80s by this afternoon. Dewpoints values are going to top out in the 60s today, so a few clouds will linger in the sky... that means we can't say it will be a completely dry day across the state. An isolated rain chance is possible, but coverage remain right at about 10%. Otherwise many of us will just experience slightly muggier conditions that usual and above average temperatures.
More of the same?: Even though it may be off towards our east, high pressure will still have some control of our forecast through midweek. As it slowly pushes eastward, we will see the return of southerly flow. That will help increase the amount of moisture in our atmosphere; combine that will temperature hanging tight in the 80s all week long and you have the recipe needed to see a couple of showers and the potential of a thunderstorm or two. The likelihood of that happening will increase as we head through midweek.
This is very much like a summer setup during the end of April. Any activity we do see this afternoon (or any afternoon through over the next few days) will be diurnally driven, or something we only see during the daylight. Once the sun goes down, so does the chance for a shower or thunderstorms.
Better rain chances arrive: We are watching as a disturbance will move into the area by Wednesday... this will slightly increase the amount of showers possible for the rest of the workweek. The bulk of the rain happens during the peak heating hours of the day. A better, more organized system will move closer to Alabama by the second half of the weekend - we will continue to keep tabs on it, so stay tuned for more specifics as the week progresses.