One final day of sun!
Surface ridging has weakened across Central Alabama which has allowed dew points to increase in response to the warmer/moist airmass building. In between systems, we will have increasing pressure gradients, and some gusty winds will be possible this afternoon. However, winds should remain below wind advisory criteria for today.
Storms arrive late this afternoon across northwest Alabama. This line of storms should decrease in intensity over Central Alabama during the evening hours as the main energy pulls away. We have a small window in the late afternoon and evening ahead of the front across the NW sections of the area where there will be enough forcing/instability for a few strong to severe storms with winds and hail being the main threats. Storms should begin to decrease in intensity as the system progresses E/SE during the evening. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible across all of Central and East-Central Alabama tonight ahead of the front as it progresses with some heavy rain at times. potential today.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10pm and 1am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Low around 63. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 74. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.
Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. North wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.
Rock Mills Can Relax: The Chinese rocket is down and no longer poses a threat. The Long March 5B reentered the atmosphere over the Arabian Peninsula at about 10:15 p.m. EDT Saturday (0215 GMT on Sunday, May 9), according to an article this morning on Space.com.