Alabama Skies: Today is the best chance for rain this week

Published 1:30 am Tuesday, May 9, 2023

We’ll have our best chance for showers and thunderstorms across the state today.

Forecast models show Tuesday morning should be mostly sunny for just about everyone, but we had a few surprise showers Monday morning when models originally showed sunshine. Many places remained cloudy when forecasters expected more clear skies.

Comparing forecasts to what actually happens the past day or two shows just how difficult it is to know just what the weather will do in this situation. We continue to have fronts approaching the area with low pressure and high pressure systems fighting over which direction these fronts will travel. Until we get out of this jam, we’ll continue having similar days.

Long range models show we may finally get a break in about a week. Next Tuesday is looking much dryer with a temperature drop of eight to 10 degrees.

North Alabama

Partly sunny with rain and thunderstorms moving into the area in the afternoon. High of 86. Partly cloudy with an isolated shower or storm tonight. Low of 61.

Central Alabama

Partly cloudy with showers and storms this afternoon. High of 88. Partly cloudy tonight with an isolated shower or storm tonight. Low of 62.

South Alabama

Patchy fog early. Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. High of 87. Partly cloudy tonight with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Low of 65.

Gulf Coast

Partly sunny with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms possible. High of 85. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low of 68.