MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Greetings everyone! A cloudier start today than yesterday, with a few showers impacting south Alabama early today. Low-level ridging is in control of out weather today. Due to the placement of the ridge it is providing a southeast wind flow over the state. This southeast wind flow is pumping gulf moisture into the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama. Moisture along with heating will provide weak but adequate low level storm development today. Isolated to scattered showers/storms will likely develop across south and west Alabama today. A few small showers may stray into more central parts of the state.
A chance of rain will linger over into the Labor Day holiday tomorrow. We'll leave a rain coverage of 20% for Monday, with the expectation for that activity to reside over west Alabama. Monday is gearing up to be a tale of 2 side of the state. East Alabama will likely experience mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low to mid 90s. West Alabama will likely see a cloudier setting with a few storms, afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80s.
High pressure will dominate through the upcoming workweek, so our extended forecast will feature a lot of sun and arm temperatures. With the ridge in place, we'll see a very low to minimal rain chances will be in the forecast from Tuesday through the end of the week. We'll start off in the low 90s but with southerly flow returning by midweek, afternoon temperatures will look to jump back into the mid 90s by Tuesday/Wednesday. Long range forecast models like the GFS & Euro has a cold front heading in our direction next weekend. Models are trending towards the front stalling just north of the area with enough upper ridging holding on. For now we'll bump rain chances up slightly for next weekend, and adjust the forecast as we approach this time frame. Stay tuned, and continue to have a fun and most of all safe Labor Day Weekend!