Weather Blog: More showers and storms possibly this afternoon

Weather Blog: More showers and storms possibly this afternoon

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Showers and storms from the weekend look to follow us into the new workweek thanks to a cold front that has landed over the area. That now weak front has since stalled out across central portions of the state, and the boundary is beginning to diffuse... if you live north of the front slightly cooler and drier air has settled in. Unfortunately, our viewing area falls just shy of the boundary, so moisture levels and temperatures were still a tad bit warmer in the low/mid 70s.

Today: As the day progresses, the cold front will start to head back towards the north and wash out completely. As it continues to retreat northward moisture from the south will begin to funnel back into the region. Since the boundary is weak, it won't be starting much activity on radar alone; anything we do see on radar today will likely be caused by daytime heating combined with the remnants of the front. Highs in the low 90s are a good bet for many, but if you see some rain your temperature will surely be knocked down a notch.

A few stronger storms are possible, all of which could include the threat of gusty winds (capable of producing localized wind damage), small hail, and even locally heavy rainfall. Activity starts to slowly diminish during the evening, but a few storms could hold on a bit longer, especially in south Alabama. As radar quiets down, we will be left with some clouds and a bit of an easterly flow... this means temperatures stay slightly warmer than average in the low 70s tonight.

Rest of the week: Moisture levels remain elevated over the next couple of days, so expect a similar set-up to occur each and everyday this week... overall coverage will fall slightly by Wednesday, but with a high moisture content in the atmosphere any weak impulse passing through the area or even extra daytime heating could help showers and storms develop. Make sure you keep your WSFA Weather app handy over through the workweek.

The countdown continues: In case you are keeping tracking Summer is almost officially over, but I don't anyone told Mother Nature... the Fall Equinox, aka the first day of Autumn, is only 10 days away!! Even though we are inching closer and closer to the new season, the weather here in Alabama doesn't look to change much over the next several days - highs climb into the upper 80s/low 90s and isolated/scattered showers and storms are all still likely.

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