Precipitation & Temperature Outlook...
Weak troughing aloft will prevail into the weekend...allowing for periodic weather disturbances to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to portions of Central Alabama. However, by early next week upper level ridging is forecast to increase over the central portions of the nation and this will bring a return to hotter conditions and somewhat lower chances for rain back to the area.
The two week outlook...from July 19th through July 27th...calls for above normal temperatures near normal precipitation chances transitioning to below normal precipitation chances.
The longer-range outlook for the remainder of July through September is for above normal temperatures and near normal chances of precipitation.
The latest seasonal drought outlook through April indicates that in general drought conditions are expected to persist across areas currently experiencing them in Central Alabama.