Alabama Skies: Could it be? Will a cool front really make an impact here in June?

Published 10:23 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2023

A cool front is sliding through the state Thursday and we may be able to notice some slight changes to the pattern for a day and night, especially in the northern parts of the state. Unfortunately, it’s also the northern regions that have the biggest impact on air quality from wildfires releasing smoke in the atmosphere.

You’ve certainly noticed the lower air quality the past couple of days if you suffer from allergies. Our skies and allergy conditions are certainly not as bad as what people in New England and the northeastern region of the United States are facing, but we’ll see some haze in our skies, especially in northern Alabama Thursday morning. Anyone with health conditions or who are otherwise sensitive to atmospheric conditions should stay indoors and use caution until the smoke clears the region.

As far as that cool front is concerned, the northern third of the state is looking to be a few degrees cooler than the past few days. Many of us across the state will notice humidity levels that are a little bit more comfortable over the next 24-36 hours. Dryer conditions also mean lower chances of rain.

North Alabama

Sunny with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon. High of 81. Mostly clear Thursday night with a low of 56.

Central Alabama

Partly sunny with a chance of rain and storms in the afternoon. High of 85. A shower or two is possible in the evening with mostly clear skies overnight. Low of 60.

South Alabama

Mostly sunny with a few showers and storms in the afternoon and evening. High of 92. Partly cloudy overnight with a low of 65.

Gulf Coast

Mostly sunny with a chance of a shower or storm in the afternoon. High of 91. Partly cloudy with a low of 69 Thursday night.