June 18, 2013 Leave a comment
Good Tuesday afternoon! Our weather has turned out stormy for many areas this afternoon, as a slow moving cold front moves through Alabama. The front, as of 4:40pm, is located near I-20. As the weak cold front moves south of our area, storms will gradually end this evening and tonight. In-fact, storms have ended already for areas north of I-20. The rest of the area should be dry by 8 or 9pm. Drier air will take over night, and humidity levels will fall just a touch late tonight and on Wednesday. Look for lows in the upper 60s north of I-20 tonight and lower 70s south of I-20.
Wednesday is looking hot and dry. Dewpoints will fall into the middle 60s, which will be a slight relief compared to the muggy weather today. There is still a chance of a passing afternoon storm or two on Wednesday and Thursday, but the risk is rather low. Most areas will remain dry through Thursday, with the best chance of a passing storm happening south of I-20. Highs will reach the lower 90s on Wednesday and Thursday. Lows will fall into the middle to upper 60s Wednesday night.
Humidity will increase later this week and over the weekend, which will make conditions feel very hot on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Highs will remain in the lower 90s, but heat index values will reach the upper 90s. A passing afternoon storm or two is possible, but rain chances may have to be bumped up over the weekend. Model data is a little iffy on the next system, so keep an eye on any forecasting changes. At this point, I expect the chance of a few afternoon storms over the weekend, but not a total washout.
We’re still watching things in the tropics at this hour. Tropical Depression # 2 is still hanging in there according to the National Hurricane Center. There is a chance it could become Tropical Storm Barry as it moves into the southwest Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and Thursday. There is no chance of US impacts from this storm…
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