RIGHT NOW: The radar is quite active across the area as we speak, with a new batch of showers and storms rumbling through Alabama getting set to push into parts of the viewing area:
We'll continue with a forecast for rain and storms at times this evening and tonight. While the storms should lose a bit of their punch after sunset, we can't rule out some showers lingering into the overnight hours tonight with lows down in the 70s and muggy conditions staying with us.
TUESDAY STORMS: The overall weather pattern will still favor good chances for showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, so we should end up seeing a day a lot like today - it won't rain all day, and it may not rain everywhere, but we'll see rain and storms at times, with the best chances coming during the afternoon and evening hours. Like today, some storms will have gusty winds, frequent lightning, and some brief heavy downpours.
REST OF THE WEEK: The best chances for showers and storms should shift south of the area on Wednesday, and that should allow for a little more sunshine and some warmer temperatures. That general forecast will hold true for Thursday, and then by Friday we should see a 'wedge' that will bring a few more clouds into the forecast and lower high temperatures into the upper 80s. Overall, with the best rain chances shifting south, we'll go with a more typical summer forecast of isolated showers and storms during the afternoon and evening.
WEEKEND FORECAST: The pseudo-wedge event should keep instability limited as we head into the weekend, and we'll continue with a forecast for just widely scattered showers and thunderstorms with most folks staying dry. Highs will hold in the upper 80s and lower 90s - all in all, a good looking weekend for outdoor activities, but we'll continue to fine-tune and keep an eye on it for you!
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX