Wet and Mild Week Ahead – Sunday Forecast Update @wvua23 #alwx

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It was a dreary Saturday here in Tuscaloosa. For the majority of the day, we remained dry. Just saw a few scattered showers across central Alabama. Temperatures made it into the mid to lower 50s, all thanks to a cold front that came through earlier this morning.

Sunday will be soaked, with rain showers lasting all throughout the day tomorrow. Temperatures will make it into the upper 60s, with our northern counties making it into the mid to lower 60s. The rain will start to tapper off though heading into the early morning hours on Monday.

Monday will be our only chance at seeing dry weather and the sunshine for the week ahead so enjoy President’s Day! Expect mostly sunny conditions and high temperatures in the lower 60s. Rain will start to move into the area late Monday night/early Tuesday morning.

Get your boats ready, people because Tuesday until the end of the week is going to be a complete washout. Rainy conditions every day, and we could see a few thunderstorms or two as well. I’m not expecting anything severe though. Heavy amounts of rain will fall and cumulative rain totals by the end of the week could be up to 4-6 inches here in Tuscaloosa, with greater amounts to our north. Temperatures will be on the milder side, in the mid to lower 60s.

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Significant Amounts of Rainfall Heading Our Way – Friday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

Sevenday_640ESR.jpgWe saw a few scattered showers earlier in the day today, otherwise we stayed under mostly cloudy conditions. I’m expecting a few showers throughout the night tonight as well. Low temperatures will be in the lower 50s, and our northern counties could reach the upper 40s.

The weekend looks drenched and gloomy. Saturday temperatures will be in the mid 60s, and scattered showers throughout the day tomorrow as well. For Sunday, temperatures keep on climbing into the lower 70s, and rain chances increase for Sunday.

Expect the wet pattern to last throughout the week ahead. Heavy rain is possible and even a thunderstorm or two mixed in as well. I’m not expecting anything to be within severe limits though. Some areas by the end of the week could see a cumulative total up to 8 inches! Flooding will definitely be an issue, especially localized flooding. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s for the week ahead as well.

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Lots of Rain Ahead… Flooding Possible Next Week… Thursday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast 6PM SHOW- Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Thursday afternoon and a happy valentine’s day! Temperatures warmed well into the 60s this afternoon, despite a rapid increase in clouds. Clouds will continue to thicken up a bit for tonight, with temperatures holding in the 50s overnight. A few showers are possible closer to sunrise Friday morning.

Friday will be cloudy and damp at times, with a good chance of scattered showers. I don’t expect an all day rain, but it will be gloomy at times. Highs will top out in the upper 60s. For Saturday, models have trended a little south with the front, so I think most of the day could be dry, with a high in the lower to middle 60s. If you’re north of I-20, you could be in the 50s all day Saturday.

A very active pattern sets up for late in the weekend and next week. A southwest flow aloft, as well as several disturbances moving into the area will produce multiple waves of rain. Rain will become likely at times on Sunday, but there will be breaks in the rain. Highs will approach 70 Sunday afternoon. Expect periods of rain for Monday through Thursday, with rain possible at any time day or night. There could be a point Tuesday into Wednesday when the heavier rain shifts into north Alabama, but I’ll maintain a high rain chance both days. Highs will bounce between 60 and 70 depending on where the surface front stalls. Rain amounts will be very high, with some flooding possible next week…

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Warmer Days Ahead… Wet Pattern Coming Up… Wednesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather started off chilly this morning, with most areas in the lower to middle 30s. Temperatures this afternoon reached the upper 50s to lower 60s, under a sunny sky. Expect another cool night tonight, with temperatures falling in the upper 30s.

Expect a partly cloudy sky on Thursday for Valentine’s day, with a high in the upper 60s. I expect dry weather for Thursday, but a breezy south wind developing. Clouds continue to increase Thursday night and into the day on Friday. Temperatures will drop into the middle 50s Thursday night. Highs on Friday will reach the upper 60s to lower 70s. A few showers are possible on Friday, but widespread rain is not expected.

A surface front will stall over the area this weekend, which will allow for a risk of showers at any time. The better chance of rain on Saturday will be north of I-20, but rain chances will shift south to include all of our area on Sunday. I don’t expect an all day rain on Sunday, but keep the umbrella handy.

We will go under an active southwest flow aloft for Monday through Wednesday. Rain will become widespread and heavy at times, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. There could be some flooding issues out of this.

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Dry Through Thursday… Wet Pattern Ahead… Tuesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

d.pngGood Tuesday afternoon! The morning round of heavy rain and storms that impacted the area is long gone, with drier and cooler conditions taking over. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s overnight under a clearing sky. A breezy northwest wind will make conditions feel brisk overnight.

Wednesday looks like a great mid February day, with lots of sunshine. Temps will warm into the lower 60s by early afternoon, with a light to calm wind. We’ll fall into the upper 30s Wednesday night, then rebound nicely into the middle 60s on Valentine’s Day. A few thin cirrus pass by on Thursday, otherwise expect a mostly sunny sky.

Clouds increase on Friday, but models have trended weaker and drier with the next front. We’ll top out near 70 on Friday, with a few showers possible. Another disturbance rides the stalled front nearby on Saturday, so I’ve had to add a chance of showers on Saturday and even on Sunday. I don’t expect it to rain all weekend, but keep in mind, there could be some wet weather at times. Temperatures will likely remain in the 60s over the weekend.

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9am Tuesday Radar Update… Storms Pushing East… #alwx @wvua23

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At 9am Tuesday, a line of heavy rain and storms is moving east across central Alabama. I’ve been watching radar carefully this morning given the limited severe weather parameters with this event, and so far so good. We haven’t had any issues yet in terms of damaging wind or a tornado. There is still a limited risk of an isolated severe storm south of I-20 and east of HWY 5 (West Blocton to Brent to Marion) over the next hour or two. By midday, anything strong should be in Georgia, with trailing light to moderate rain behind the leading edge of the line.

Rain will gradually come to an end from west to east during the early afternoon, with slightly cooler temperatures moving in…

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6:15AM Tuesday Radar Update… Storms Moving in… #alwx @wvua23

sdf333333333333333333.pngHere’s a quick radar update as of 6:15am. A line of strong storms in east Mississippi and northwest Alabama is moving east quickly. There have been a few tornado warnings in Mississippi this morning, so we’re watching radar carefully over the next few hours.

Between now and 10am, there is a low end risk of an isolated severe storm along the line over west Alabama, especially near and south of I-20. Even there, the risk of widespread severe weather is not expected. By 10 to 11am, the  line will be crossing I-65 into east Alabama, with the risk being over for our east Alabama counties by midday or 1pm at the latest.

There’s not much instability, but there is just enough for storms to be marginal severe over the next few hours. The line will quickly pass through your area with heavy rain and maybe some gusty winds. I can’t rule out an isolated spin-up tornado, mainly south of I-20.

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