Hot Weather With Scattered Storms…Beach Forecast…Tuesday Afternoon Update 5:10pm
July 3, 2012 Leave a comment
Good Tuesday afternoon to you! Don’t forget that our area is under a heat advisory through 7pm this evening, so use caution if working outdoors. I wouldn’t be shocked if our area is placed under a heat advisory for our Wednesday as well. Temperatures this evening will fall into the middle 90s by 7pm and lower 80s at 10pm. Skies will remain mostly clear through this evening and tonight. As some drier air slips into our central and north Alabama counties, the risk of rain is very low through tonight.
Moisture levels will increase again on Wednesday and Thursday. The risk of rain will increase for the rest of the week and into the weekend. I still expect thunderstorms to occur mainly during the afternoon and to be the hit or miss variety. The chance of rain on Independence Day is at 30%. Most spots on Wednesday will remain rain free. If you have plans to the lake, pool or river, go indoors if a storm develops in your area. The good news is that storms won’t last long, so your outdoor plans shouldn’t get washed out. Expect the same coverage of rain and storms through the weekend, with the hit or miss scattered activity each day. Rain chances range between 30 and 40% through the weekend and early next week.
The summer ridge will hold in place over the next 5 to 7 days. Since we will remain on the southeastern edge of the ridge, scattered storms will remain possible at any point over the next 5 to 7 days. The risk of rain each day is at 30 to 40%, so look for hit or miss activity. As deep tropical moisture returns this week, storms will become possible day or night, but the highest chance of rain will occur during the afternoon and evening hours. Some storms could reach strong to severe limits, with hail and damaging winds. The threat of severe storms should remain pretty isolated. Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 90s, with heat index values between 100 and 107.
The beach forecast is looking nice over the next 5 days, with the risk of scattered storms at any point. Much like our local weather, storms won’t last long at all, with nice weather after the storms pass by your area. Skies will remain mostly sunny to partly cloudy along the coast. The risk of rain is at 30% each day.
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