MONTGOMERY, AL - By the time you read this, it's highly likely that the center of Tropical Storm Colin will have made landfall along Florida's Big Bend. Most of the rough weather is well to the east of the center, though, over the Florida Peninsula. Colin will move across south Georgia tonight, off the Carolina coast tomorrow, then quickly steam across the Atlantic Ocean:
THE ALABAMA SITUATION: A cold front is pushing through Alabama this afternoon. Ahead of and along the front, scattered rain and thunderstorms will bring rain and rumbles to some of us this evening. The rain clears out of the state by sunrise Tuesday, though, setting us for a long, dry stretch of weather.
SOME RELIEF: Behind the front, the air isn't quite as muggy. So, you'll notice a slightly more comfortable feel to the air Tuesday, Tuesday night and Wednesday:
Morning temperatures will drop into the lower 60s, with afternoon highs in the lower 90s. Thursday will be a transitional day; by Friday and Saturday, we'll see a big return of heat and humidity. Highs head for the mid 90s by the end of the work week and into the weekend:
After tonight, there's no sign of any rain between now and at least Sunday. That's bad news and makes it very likely that Alabama will soon see an expansion of drought conditions.
Josh Johnson, WSFA First Alert Chief Meteorologist
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