Sunday Evening, July 27, 2014
Meteorologist Brandon Chambers
A broken line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to move through the Valley from north to south late Sunday evening and overnight, forming along a strong cold-front which will send our temperatures and humidity falling during the next couple of days. Southern-Middle Tennessee is expected to see the rain first- by around 10 or 11pm, with the storms pushing south of Cullman county before the sun rises Monday morning.
The line of storms should gradually break-up and weaken as the further south they progress through the Valley, but occasional gusty winds and hail will be a possibility, especially as the storms first enter the southern tier of counties in Tennessee. Severe weather isn’t expected to be a big problem tonight, and not every spot in North Alabama/Southern Tennessee is guaranteed rain, but isolated incidents of wind gusts up to 60mph cannot be ruled out.
Another Bout of Unseasonably Cool Air: The front and the rain are expected to push south of the Valley by sunrise Monday morning with cooler, less-humid air following closely behind. Monday will be noticeably more pleasant, but the pipeline to even colder air will remain open for a couple of days as a northwest wind continues, and temperatures could drop into the 50′s both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
The coolest afternoon of the week should occur on Tuesday, but the warm-up that follows won’t be that extreme through late week and temperatures are expected to remain well-below average through next weekend, although the humidity will gradually return. Rain becomes a possibility again as the humidity climbs, but confidence isn’t high that showers will be widespread, so we’ll keep rain chances low for next Friday and Saturday at this point.
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TONIGHT: Scattered showers and storms, exiting by sunrise. Low: 74
MONDAY: Mostly sunny and less-hot. High:86 Wind: NW 10-15
TUESDAY: Partly to mostly sunny. Dry and more comfortable. High: 79. Wind: NNW 5-15
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Unseasonably mild. High: 82. Wind: N 5-10.
THURSDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy. Cooler than normal. High: 85. Wind: SE 4-8.
FRIDAY: Cloudy and mild. Scattered showers possible. High: 81. Wind: NE 5-10. Rain: 20%.