Weather Blog: Wet weekend, drier workweek

Weather Blog: Wet weekend, drier workweek

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After a soaker of a Saturday, Sunday's weather as almost identical with a good bit of shower and storm coverage throughout the day. Although timing wise it wasn't the greatest to see rain on the weekend, it's nice to be able to say we saw any showers at all. Not everyone was lucky enough to see the rain, but there is still a chance more raindrops will fall through the evening hours...

Tonight: We are currently watching many local, mesoscale features in the atmosphere that could control whether or not we see more showers as we head through the overnight. Storms that fired up in southern Alabama were all due to a sea breeze coming in off the Gulf; that rain won't last too much longer into the evening. A short wave trough crossing the Mississippi river late this afternoon could impact a few spots across our state as we heading through the rest of our Sunday... this system will likely have the most impact across central Alabama through the evening hours. A few storms are likely into the early evening, with heavy rain and some gusty winds being the primary threat. Any stronger convection in the atmosphere should weaken by 9/10pm tonight due to the loss of daytime heating, but that doesn't mean scattered showers and storms are not still possible; we will likely continue to seem some rain through the overnight hours as the previously mentioned trough pushes through Alabama.

Tomorrow: As a cold front from the northwest makes its way through Alabama, drier air and more sunshine follow behind the boundary. Even though we are only a few short days away from the start of the new Fall season, not many will feel like Autumn outside tomorrow... highs climb into the low 90s with cloud coverage diminishing throughout the morning allow for more sun to shine through the afternoon. Overall rain coverage is 0%, but it's pretty close; almost everyone stays dry with only a very few showers excepted (10% coverage at best) by Monday.



Tuesday and Beyond: As that front moves out of the area Monday morning, we are left with an upper-level ridge that will build in strength over the next few days. Drier conditions through midweek means dewpoints are more manageable in the 60s along with high temperatures near 90 degrees. Although "normal" highs for this time of year right before the start of Fall are near the mid/upper 80s, we are not too far off from normal; either way, the heat doesn't look to break anytime soon. By the end of the week, southerly flow returns and with it a little more moisture funnels back into central and south Alabama. That means another round of isolated showers/storms are possible by Thursday, Friday and even Saturday.