A minor detour on the way to great weather

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Skies have brightened today, but clouds may linger a bit longer before we see bright blue skies. A disturbance in Missouri is drifting toward Arkansas and Mississippi.  Upper-level winds are pushing clouds from that system into Alabama and will continue to do so through tomorrow, After that, high pressure will build in preventing any rain for a few days, In fact, it won’t be until Monday, when a new cold front slides through that we should see our next significant chance for rain.

For the rest of this afternoon, expect partly sunny skies and a warm feel. Overnight, partly to mostly cloudy skies with temperatures ranging from the low 60s in north Alabama to mid 60s across metro Birmingham. Thursday begins with clouds, with gradually clearing skies by afternoon. Mild with highs in the mid 80s. Friday should feature bright, sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s again. Saturday will nearly be a carbon copy with sunshine again. Sunday could be a touch warmer with highs in the upper 80s with a few more clouds. Showers may develop Monday afternoon as the front move through with highs in the mid 80s. That should lead to partly cloudy skies by Tuesday, highs in the low 80s. By the way Tuesday is the first full day of fall – the Autumn Equinox, with nearly 12 hours of day and night.

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