Election Day Forecast

Good Tuesday morning everyone!

It's an active morning on radar as we have several scattered showers passing through the Panhandle apart of a cold frontal boundary that's moving into the Southeast. This front will continue to add lift to our atmosphere today, and with the warm and humid conditions we have in place, we'll be ripe for scattered storms today. It'll certainly be an unsettled day at the polls, but your best bet to get out and vote today will be early! Just grab the umbrella before you go.

Speaking of warm and humid, temperatures are starting out in the 70s in many places with dew points on the very humid side of 70° for most. Highs today will be above average by seven or eight degrees reaching the low 80s this afternoon.

Warm and humid air will continue to get pumped up from the south into this approaching front and that is creating numerous scattered showers to start the day. That air is very buoyant and with the extra lift provided by the approaching cold front, we'll see two bands of storms develop. Those scattered showers out ahead of the cold front have coalesced to our west into the first band that will pass through by the late morning. As the cold front sinks further south it will bring a second narrow ribbon of thunderstorms into the Panhandle later this afternoon as well as enhance some of the other scattered cells that develop. The second band will be more likely for the Wiregrass on up into South Alabama where the front stalls.

The front never passes all the way through the Panhandle. In fact, it will stays just to our north and brings more hit or miss scattered showers and thunderstorms to the forecast for tomorrow as well.

Bottom Line...
For today, mostly cloudy skies with scattered storms likely. Highs today will be warm in the low 80s. Your 7 Day Forecast keeps the mild trend running with more chances for showers and thunderstorms through the work week.