Few Scattered Storms Today, Higher Rain Chances Sunday Through Tuesday… Saturday Update 3:20pm
August 4, 2012 Leave a comment
Good Saturday afternoon to you! I’ll admit, we’re drier than I expected we would be at this point. There are big storms on radar across the southeast, but there’s a void of rain in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area. You can see the big void of precip over our area, with storms all around us. With more sun today, temperatures have got rather hot, with many spots well into the 90s. Scattered showers and storms should pop up on radar this afternoon and evening across parts of west and central Alabama, but there’s just not much lift to get the storms going today. That being said, keep the rain gear handy today, but the risk of rain is a bit lower for the rest of the day. Temperatures will remain in the 90s this afternoon, then falling into the 80s after sunset.
We should notice an increase in showers and storms on Sunday. Showers and storms are possible at any point on Sunday and Monday. It will not rain all day and not everyone will get rain. There’s even a risk of a few storms tonight, but the chance is looking pretty low. Rain chances will increase to 60% on Sunday. Expect a mix of sun and clouds through Sunday and Monday. Rain chances will remain fairly high through Monday and Tuesday as a cold front moves in from the northwest. The front will help kick off showers and storms in our area at any point Sunday through Tuesday. Again, it won’t be an all day type of rain, but a good downpour is possible at any point.
We’re watching Tropical Storm Ernesto develop this afternoon. At this point, most data takes this system towards Mexico with no impact here. A few models do track it to the north in response to a weak upper air trough. We’ll have to keep a close eye on that incase the path changes. I’ll keep you updated on the forecast trends.
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