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 the middle of next week upper level ridging is forecast to increase again across the area bringing a return to somewhat lower rain chances back to the area. Rainfall through the middle of next week is forecast to average around one to two inches across the area, although there could be some spotty heavier totals.
The two week outlook...from August 16th through August 24th...calls for near normal temperatures and above normal precipitation chances.
The longer-range outlook for the remainder of August through October is for above normal temperatures and below normal chances of precipitation.
The latest seasonal drought outlook through October indicates that in general drought conditions are expected to persist across areas currently experiencing them in Central Alabama...and possibly develop farther southward across Central Alabama.