Scattered Storms Possible This Week… Monday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -10PM SHOW.pngGood Monday afternoon! We’ve had a few scattered storms on radar this afternoon across the area, with some spots getting a tremendous amount of rain, while other spots didn’t get a drop. That’s the wonderful nature of scattered summer storms. Expect a very warm and muggy night, as temperatures fall into the lower 70s.

Tuesday and Wednesday will feature similar conditions. A few scattered storms will develop each afternoon, but don’t expect rain to last over 1 hour in one spot. The chance of any one spot getting rained on is at 40%.

Thursday through the weekend, a weak surface front will stall across the area, allowing for a pretty good chance of an afternoon storm or two each day. Highs will remain in the low 90s, with lows in the low to mid 70s.

Tropics remain quiet.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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Highs Decrease as Rain Chances Increase This Week…Sunday Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

Sevenday_640 (4).jpgGood Sunday evening! The dry air mass situated across much of our area helped improve comfort levels this morning quite a bit, but the afternoon still remained extremely hot. Highs today across Central Alabama continued to reach the upper 90s and even triple digits in several locations. Although today’s highs did not reach any records for today’s date, many were just three and four degrees short. As we go into the overnight hours, conditions will remain dry and temperatures will remain relatively warm with lows in the mid 70s.

Going into the new week, expect this extreme heat to linger for the first couple of days and then gradually decrease. Highs will be topping out in the low to mid 90s and will return to more seasonal levels. Even though air temperatures will be cooler, moisture levels will be on the rise so the air will begin feeling quite muggy again and heat index values will remain rather high. Heat indices are expected to reach 105 degrees, so safety precautions are still advised. Rain chances will also be returning to the forecast, so expect scattered showers and storms to be popping up during the afternoon and evening hours in the next few upcoming days.

Nearing the end of the week on Thursday, another cold front will be moving towards our area, which will increase the rain chances for the rest of week. Plan on more scattered showers and storms across the coverage area and possibly even some improvements to current drought conditions.

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Chelsea Aaron
WVUA Weekend Meteorologist
caaron@wvua23.com
Twitter: @checkwithchels

More Heat and Scattered Storms Ahead…Saturday Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

Sevenday_640 (2).jpgGood Saturday evening! Today was another day filled with sizzling heat and dry conditions across Central Alabama. Many highs reached triple digits and Montgomery even reached a record high of 102 degrees, which ties the record back in 2000. Expect conditions to remain dry as we go into the overnight hours with lows in the low to mid 70s.

On Sunday, more extreme heat levels are expected with highs nearing 100 degrees. A light southerly flow will be returning, so dew points will be rising making the air noticeably muggy. Conditions will continue to remain dry except for a stray shower or two throughout the day. Lows will be back in the low to mid 70s.

An upper level disturbance will bring back the chance for scattered showers and storms throughout the rest of next week, so plan on rather standard summertime weather. These developments will mainly occur during the afternoon and evening hours, and Thursday and Friday will likely be the best days for rain across the coverage area.

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Chelsea Aaron
WVUA Weekend Meteorologist
caaron@wvua23.com
Twitter: @checkwithchels

Hot Weekend Ahead… Thursday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather started off nice this morning, but conditions turned very hot this afternoon, with most spots reaching the upper 90s to near 100. With the dry air in place, air temperatures will heat and cool very efficiently.

Dry air will stay with us through the upcoming weekend, but perhapse by Sunday, a few pop up showers and storms will become possible. The better risk of a stray shower or storm will be south of I-20 on Sunday.

Monday through Wednesday will feature hot and humid weather, with a few scattered showers and storms.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

Less Humid Air Returns… Wednesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather is a little more bearable compared to the extreme heat yesterday. A few tiny showers on radar will fade by sunset, as lower dewpoints and lower humidity progress southward into our area. Expect a mild night, with lows in the lower 70s by daybreak.

The air temperature will remain rather hot for Thursday and Friday, with mid 90s being likely. Heat index won’t be an issue for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, due to a dry airmass. Look for low to mid 90s during the afternoon through Saturday, with lows in the lower 70s.

Moisture will increase again late in the weekend and early next week, and this will allow for a risk of scattered afternoon storms to return to Alabama. It appears the better risk of scattered storms will arrive on Monday and Tuesday..

The tropics remain quiet, however, models have hinted at some development in the Gulf in about a week from now. The chance of that appears low, but we’ll keep an eye on trends…

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

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