SUNDAY UPDATE: Wet Week Ahead

If your lawn needs rain, like my lawn, keep reading.  You’ll like this blog update.  The stage is set for a better than normal rain chance each of the next few days, but particularly Tuesday and Wednesday.  Still, though, this is summer in Alabama.  As always, some towns will get a lot of rain, and other towns not as much.  The point is, your odds of getting wet are much better than the last 4-5 days.

TODAY:  Most of us will be dry.  It will be another hot day.  We should reach the mid 90’s again at most locations, with the heat index:  upper 90s to near 100.  Low tonight near 73.  Your rain chance today depends on where you live.   The better rain chances are near the Alabama coast today at 50%.  For most of us, the odds of getting wet are very small…close to 20%.   Early this morning, as I type this, a few showers have popped up in west Alabama.

THE WEEK AHEAD:  Two factors will lead to a very good chance of rain over the next few days.  In the upper atmosphere, another one of those Upper Lows will funnel moisture into the state.  We’ll be on the west side of this system.  Meanwhile, at the surface, and approaching frontal system will also act as the focus for showers & storms.  That system will stall to the northwest of us on Thursday.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Better than normal rain chances are in the cards each of the next few days in the week ahead.  The probabilities are highest on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Highs will scale back to the 80’s Tuesday through Friday.

HOW MUCH RAIN?:  Some towns, perhaps many towns could see good rain in the week ahead.  Rainfall could top 2 inches in spots in central Alabama and perhaps 3″+ in parts of south Alabama.  But, in the summertime, the actual amounts are uneven.  Some towns sill get more, some less.

Have a great Sunday!   I’m on the road this morning, but I’ll be back in town later.  There will be a complete video update for you first thing in the morning, online by 4:45AM.

Rich