Storms weaken tonight, a new round Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms continue to scatter around central Alabama and will gradually fade through the evening. Today’s erratic storm movements will be replaced by a more deliberate northwest to southeast organization tomorrow as another cool front slides across the state. This one will spark the storms tomorrow, but likely won’t drop temperatures heading toward the weekend. Instead, drier air will filter in setting the stage for a return of July heat. Early next week, a stronger cold front arrives, bringing back the cooler 60s for the morning and only mid 80s for afternoon highs.

For the rest of this evening showers and thunderstorms weaken by midnight with partly cloudy skies afterward and overnight lows in the low 70s. Thursday starts with partly cloudy skies, but quickly, storms build as the cold front approaches. Most of the afternoon will feature numerous thunderstorms; before the rain, highs reach the mid to upper 80s. Storms may last Thursday just past midnight with partly cloudy skies afterwards and somewhat drier conditions in north Alabama with lows in the mid to upper 60s to around 70 closer to metro Birmingham. Sunshine and July heat return Friday with temperatures soaring to the low 90s. Any rain that forms will remain far to our south. Even hotter Saturday as temperatures reach the low to mid 90s. Sunday should be a partly cloudy day, still hot with a few isolated afternoon thunderstorms possible by late afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Monday will start partly cloudy with scattered to numerous thunderstorms likely during the afternoon and evening with highs in the upper 80s. Then cooler and drier weather moves in for the middle of next week.

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