Some drenching rains last night and early this morning caused some flooded roads in spots. And, a stalled frontal system, draped across north central Alabama, will again be the focus for numerous showers and storms, which will be roaming around from time to time today, and tonight and into Monday. Probabilities are as high as 70% or higher today and tonight. Be flexible. Have a Plan B. Clouds and showers will keep the high temperature down a bit to the upper 80’s in most spots.
FUTURE RADAR: There will be a generous supply of showers and storms around today and tonight. Hi-res Future Radar (HRRR) gives you a general idea of what kind of coverage to expect. The storms will be slow movers with torrential tropical downpours, and pockets of flooded areas are a good bet in spots.
NEXT FEW DAYS: Showers and storms will be rather numerous Monday, but storms will thin out starting Tuesday through Thursday, as another Upper High builds over us. Fewer showers and more sun will take us back to the Mid 90’s again with the heat index back to triple digits.
HEAVY RAIN IN SPOTS LAST 24 HOURS: Doppler radar estimated shows many spots with 2-3” (red areas), and a few spots in central Alabama has 3-4”. Heavies totals, 5”+ were in the Birmingham metro area. Flooding was reported in downtown Montgomery late last night. Maxwell Air force Base had 1.33”, with much of it falling in an hour.
SOMETHING NEW IN THE TROPICS: It has a number already. Invest 95-L is moving westward in the tropical Atlantic towards the Caribbean. It has a 40% chance of development next 5 days. Air Force Recon will investigate tomorrow, if necessary. Since 95-L is brand new, the spaghetti models are just starting to “populate”. I’ll have a whole lot more on the possible future of this system on your Monday morning video.
Looks very disorganized on the early morning IR satellite.
Your next video will be online Tomorrow morning at 4:45AM. Don’t forget you can stay on top of the weather all weekend on our Free Weather App. It will help you with planning, with radar and Future Radar, plus push notifications for watches and warnings and hourly forecasts. Go to the App store and search Rich Thomas Weather, Have a GREAT Sunday!