May 2, 2011 Leave a comment
A good Monday to you! Our weather is becoming a little unsettled over our western counties, with several strong storms over centralPickensCountyandLamarCounty. These storms are lifting northeast at 30 to 40 mph. As of now, it looks like this first batch will stay northwest ofTuscaloosa. More storms could develop and move intoTuscaloosalater this evening, but the best chance of rain happens northwest of town throughmidnight.
As a storm system slowly moves our way, rain and storms will break out in our area. The good news is that showers and storms will all be behind the surface front, so severe weather is not expected. Temperatures will be cool as showers and storms move into our area on Tuesday. Highs will actually stay in the 60s all day, with a north breeze at 6 to 12 mph.
Skies will go clear Tuesday night and it’s going to get pretty chilly, with lows well down in the lower 40s. Bright sunshine will quickly warm conditions up Wednesday afternoon, with a high in the lower 70s. Upper 70s are expected on Thursday and lower 80s by Friday. The sun angle is much higher this time of the year, so it doesn’t take much to modify an airmass. The weekend looks dry and very mild. Temperatures will remain cool at night, with lows in the 40s Friday morning and 50s Saturday morning.
Be sure to join me today at 4, 5, 6 and 10 as we settle back into our regular newscasts. We’ll have much more on the tragicTuscaloosatornado and other storms across our state. Plus, you can get the latest on our forecast. Have a great day!
WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott