Mostly muggy overnight, storms possible Wednesday morning

You may want to leave for work a little early if model projections late Tuesday night are accurate. They indicate that left-over energy from storms currently firing in western Tennessee will drift into Alabama overnight and re-fire just as the Wednesday morning rush-hour gets under way. That could lead to a very soggy start to the day. This energy disturbance then weakens but is re-activated by the heating of the day to produce a second round of storms Wednesday afternoon. Depending on what happens in the morning, the highest rain chances will likely be east of I-65. This pattern of afternoon storms may wane a little Thursday before picking back up by Friday. Before the rain, it will be very muggy and hot this week. Computer models suggest that a cool front arrives by the weekend, enhancing rain chances overall Saturday as well as increasing the chance for more widespread storms. This could impact the next round of home games for both Alabama and Auburn.

Overnight, expect partly t mostly cloudy skies, balmy with lows in the mid to upper 70s. Wednesday begins with a cloudy sky and storms in spots. Then skies clear a bit and and we’ll quickly warm-up to near 90 by lunchtime. That heated atmosphere could allow for a new round of scattered showers and thunderstorms to fire up. Highs may not get too far above 90° thanks to the rain and cloud cover. Thursday could be more hot than anything else, but still can’t rule out a few isolated afternoon showers and storms with highs climbing to the mid 90s. Friday should also be hot, but there’s a better chance of scattered showers and thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. The stormy pattern continues into at least the first half of the weekend. How much wet weather we’ll see Sunday depends greatly on where the cold front settles after moving through Saturday.

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