June 30, 2008 1 Comment
The holiday week is here and you couldn’t have asked for better conditions to kick off the month of July. Tonight we will drop into the upper 50s, which is a refreshing change from the average low of 70-degrees. Therefore, it’s going to be on the cool side as we kick the day off tomorrow. An unseasonably strong cool front dropped in yesterday and this helped to trigger some impressive rainmakers. Storms dumped about an inch of rain over southern Tuscaloosa County and also for many communities extending well into the Blackbelt. Over the next couple of days we will have partly cloudy skies, with temperatures topping out near average. Our temperatures will remain below average at night, with lows dropping to near 60 degrees.
Another front, coupled with increasing moisture, will bring us a chance for a passing shower or thunderstorm on Friday. Scattered thunderstorms are quite common around here during the 4th of July holiday. The good thing is that the rainy weather should dissipate at night. This will make for improving conditions for the fireworks festivities. Don’t forget this years July Jubilee will be changing location to Sokol Park. The event will kickoff at 6:00 p.m. Friday and the big fireworks show will begin around 9:00 p.m.
The approaching cool front will be dropping in on Saturday and stalling. This should bring us a good coverage of scattered thunderstorms for Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. The storms will bring heavy downpours and dangerous lightning. The forecast won’t change much for early next week, although the thunderstorms won’t be quite as numerous. You will notice a big increase in the humidity over the weekend.
The Beach: Even thought the weather has been very pleasant around here, it has been a whole different story along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Strong thunderstorms have impacted the Gulf Coast today and these storms will be shifting into the open waters of the Gulf. If you are traveling southward for this holiday week, the weather will be nice through much of Thursday. Scattered thunderstorms will be returning late in the week and this activity will be impacting the coast for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
A Big Thank You: I want to thank my many friends and viewers for the great support. You probably noticed that I haven’t been on the air for quite a while and this was related to a tragedy in my family. My mother passed away on Tuesday, June 17th. She fought a tough battle with a form of cancer know as Melanoma, which began this past Christmas. The support from our community has been a true blessing and I wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of the Wyatt family.