Another spectacular day Wednesday, but watching the tropics closely

A tropical depression is excepted to form in the Gulf of Mexico later this week, which could mean rain by the end of the weekend for North Alabama.

Posted: Jun 15, 2021 2:51 PM
Updated: Jun 16, 2021 11:16 AM

Today's weather was about as good as it gets for mid-June in North Alabama! A dry cold front moved through earlier this morning, kicking out any humidity that was still around yesterday. Temperatures reached the mid 80s today and will steadily climb in the next few days. Tonight will be our most comfortable evening in a while as lows fall to near 60 with clear skies. The quiet weather pattern continues for the rest of the work week as temperatures climb back to the low 90s Friday.

The Father's Day weekend is shaping up to be pretty active unfortunately. Pop up showers and storms will return Saturday afternoon as the humidity makes it return to North Alabama. We are also continuing to monitor a disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico that is expected to become a tropical depression later this week.

This system will likely bring impacts to our area late this weekend and early next week. There is better agreement today on the timing of this system. Data sources are pointing towards widespread rain arriving in North Alabama as early as Sunday afternoon lasting through early Monday. However, the exact track is still in question. Some data sources take the center of the system right over North Alabama, which would mean substantial amounts of rain for us. Other sources keep the heaviest rain just to our south, leaving us with some rain, but not an entire washout. For now, our forecast will lean with the southern track solution. Even if the heavy rain does stay south of us, this system would still bring us a half inch to 1.5 inches of rain to our area. The forecast will continue to change in the days to come. Stay with us for updates!

While the tropical system moves out Monday, another frontal boundary brings additional showers and storms to the area next week.

Huntsville
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 80°
Florence
Partly Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 79°
Fayetteville
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 79°
Decatur
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 79°
Scottsboro
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 80°
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