Monday Forecast

Good Monday morning everyone!

Meteorologist Ryan Michaels showing today's Hourly Planner.

It's a quiet start on radar this morning with a bit of cloud cover to our west trying to roll in. I think we'll manage a partly sunny morning with some midday sunshine before those clouds thicken up by the day's end.

Otherwise, it's a very pleasant start as a weak frontal boundary is stalled out about half way through the Panhandle. Those further to the Northwestern Panhandle will have very pleasant low 60s even upper 50s to enjoy out the door this morning. Meanwhile, those further Southeast in the Panhandle, say southeast of Hwy231, are still dealing with a bit of warmth and humidity as temperatures are closer to the upper 60s near 70°. Either way you start, we're still going to have a warm afternoon ahead!

Highs today in the midday mostly sunny skies should have no troubles reaching the 80s once again. But due to the weak frontal boundary in place, some of our inland areas will stay closer to the mid 80s this afternoon rather than the upper 80s near 90°. Coastal highs today should return to the low 80s and with a bit of humidity it will still feel like the mid 80s this afternoon there as well.

This stalled out boundary gets re-purposed into a warm front tonight and tomorrow as our next low takes shape out of Texas later today to our west. We'll see that low slide into the Southeast tomorrow passing just to our north in South Central MS, AL, and GA. Along the warm front a few showers and thunderstorms will develop around daybreak in the morning.

That will be our first round of what will be two through the day tomorrow; one along the warm front in the morning and the next as the cold front moves through during the midday and afternoon. Both rounds are likely to be widely scattered showers and thunderstorms, but I do think the afternoon round will have the greater potential for storms. Either way, it won't be a non-stop rain all day long, but more of a periodic effect with the scattered nature of the storms. There's an isolated tornado threat, but strong straight-line winds and small hail remain greater threats.

Bottom Line...
For today, partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s on the coast to mid 80s inland. Your 7 Day Forecast brings in scattered showers and thunderstorms through the day tomorrow with potential for some severe storms.

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