Hot Days Continue… Strong Storms Saturday… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather has remain hot and mostly dry today, with temperatures reaching the lower to middle 90s. Heat index is also an issue today, with values approaching 105… A few pop up showers have formed on radar, but I don’t expect a widespread rain this evening. The chance of isolated showers end this evening.

Thursday and Friday will feature more hot, hazy and humid summer days. Highs will reach the lower to middle 90s, with heat index over 105. A few scattered showers and storms are possible, mainly during the afternoon hours.

Friday night and Saturday looks interesting, as a very deep trough digs across the Great Lakes region. An intense ridge over Texas will feature a classic northwest flow aloft. This could allow for a cluster of storms to move through the area sometime Friday night or on Saturday, or perhaps even 2 clusters of storms. There is a chance any storms that develop during that time could produce damaging winds, intense lighting and flash flooding. Again, this could all change, but it is an interesting setup for mid July.

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Richard Scott
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Few Scattered Storms Ahead… Hot Days… Monday Forecast Update – #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday evening! We’ve had scattered showers and storms today across Alabama, with some spots dealing with very heavy rain and other spots not a drop. Expect the chance of isolated showers and storms to diminish later this evening tonight. Mild and muggy conditions will continue overnight.

Tuesday will feature very similar conditions. We’ll reach a high in the lower 90s, with a good chance of a few scattered showers and storms. I think the coverage of storms will be a little more limited compared to today, but keep the umbrella handy.

The best chance of scattered storms on Wednesday and Thursday will be south of I-20, with the chance much more limited to the north. Highs will top out in the lower 90s both afternoons, with a heat index around 100.

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Richard Scott
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Another Heat Advisory Possible Tomorrow and So Are Storms… Forecast update 9pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngWell it was a warm afternoon today with a heat advisory in place for central Alabama. Fortunately, we did see showers move through which allowed temperatures to cool down a bit. Highs today touched into the mid 90s for most areas.

Tonight we will stay rain free after 10pm but fog will be moving in and lingering into the early morning hours. Lows will drop into the mid 70s with partly cloudy skies.

Tomorrow another heat advisory is possible with heat index values predicted to be around 106 degrees!! Be sure to stay hydrated when you step outdoors. Showers are expected tomorrow with a few stronger thunderstorms in areas. We’ve seen a lot of rain over the past few weeks so be prepared for some areas to experience flooding.

The next several days are going to be wet ones with most areas seeing an afternoon shower or storm through Wednesday. Thursday will be your next best chance for a sunny afternoon with only a small chance for showers.

Danielle Davis

Hot & Daily Storms Through the Weekend – Friday 4:30 PM Forecast Update @wvua23 #ALwx

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Today marks the 6th day in a row of rainfall in Tuscaloosa and the streak may continue into this weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday have 60% afternoon storm chances, with highs in the low to mid 90s. Humidity will also be very high this weekend, which means the heat index will be near 105 degrees. Please consider the heat when doing outdoor activities this weekend.

These summer time storms will not reach severe limits, but they do include heavy localized rainfall and frequent lightning. It is never a good idea to be outside during one of these storms. The ground is also saturated from the week of daily rain, so minor localized flooding is also possible.

The daily storm chances continue into early next week, though a drier period looks most likely for Thursday. Temperatures will stay at or below normal, around 90 degrees, for the latter half of the week.

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Jacob Lanier
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Hot Days Continue… Scattered Storms Ahead… Thursday Eve Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday evening to you! Our local weather was hot today, with a few scattered storms in the area. Storms have faded this evening, and conditions have really turned muggy tonight. Expect a low in the middle 70s.

Friday, we’ll continue hot temperatures. Highs will reach the middle 90s, under a partly cloudy sky. Heat index will reach the 100 to 104 degree range by mid afternoon. A few scattered showers and storms will develop by the mid afternoon hours, but it will not rain everywhere. Where storms to form, you can expect a heavy downpour before the storm moves on.

Rain chances will increase some this weekend, with scattered storms a good possibility during the afternoon hours. Highs will top out in the lower 90s on Saturday and Sunday. Again, it will not rain all day, but some spots will get an hour worth of rain.

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Richard Scott
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Hot Days Continue… Few PM Storms Possible.. Wednesday Eve Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday evening! Our local weather was once again very hot this afternoon, with many areas reaching the middle 90s. Heat index was nearing 105 at times as well. A few spotty downpours managed to develop, but most of the state didn’t get any rain. Expect a muggy night tonight, with lows in the middle 70s.

Thursday will be very similar to today, with a high in the middle 90s. Expect a few scattered afternoon showers and storms to pop up. I do not expect an all day or widespread rain, but it would be a good idea to keep the umbrella handy. If you don’t get a passing storm, expect a hot and humid day.

Friday through the weekend will feature no major changes. There may be a slightly higher coverage of scattered afternoon storms, but I do not expect it to rain everywhere or all day. Highs will top out in the lower 90s this weekend, with a heat index near 100 during the afternoon.

In the tropics, Hurricane Chris is rapidly moving northeast into the north Atlantic.

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Richard Scott
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Hot & Daily Storm Chances – Tuesday Eve 9:30 PM Forecast Update @wvua23 #alwx

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A typical July week for Alabama continues, with highs in the mid 90s and daily afternoon storm chances. It looks like Wednesday will have lower rain chances than the past few days, though certainly some storms could have heavy rainfall and lightning.

Through the end of this week and weekend there is the chance for scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Highs will continue to be in the low to mid 90s. Pretty much a copy and paste forecast for the next seven days.

This afternoon Hurricane Chris was upgraded to a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 mph. The storms continues to move away from the Carolina Coastline and no impacts to the US are expected.

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Jacob Lanier
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