Summer Sticking Around…Monday Forecast Update — 4:40 pm

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Things remained mostly dry here in Tuscaloosa and most of central Alabama for the start of this work week. A few storms did pop up south of Selma. Despite all the dry weather, we did see a high amount of cloud coverage which helped keep temperatures a little more tolerable if you were outdoors. Tonight clouds will start to break over night, into the morning hours. Tomorrow looks to be a little sunnier, with an equal chance of pop-up showers and thunderstorms as we experienced today.

Mid-week becomes dry and clear and stays that way for the remainder of the week. With the dry and clear weather, temperatures begin to climb, meaning things will start to feel more like summer time again. Conditions throughout the week will start to become more muggy, including the overnight hours, thanks to the daytime heating.

The coming weekend looks ideal for any outdoor activities you have planned since conditions will be dry and warm. Temperatures will remain in the mid 90’s during the day and night time temperatures will cool to the mid 70’s. Night time conditions will still remain very muggy, however, so do expect things to feel sticky if you have night time plans.

Next work week looks to continue the dry, warm trend. Summer has shown back up since this past weekend, and it looks like it plans to stick around.

The tropics currently remain calm.

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Summer Makes a Comeback… Sunday Forecast Update — 7:45pm

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Gloomy was the story today for this Sunday, but the sun made a beautiful appearance late this evening. Good news! Brighter days are on the way! Today many south of the I-20 corridor saw more than clouds, but also showers and storms, making for a very slow, relaxing end to the 4th of July weekend. With all the gloom and rain, temperatures remained far cooler than average across central Alabama, including here in Tuscaloosa where we saw a high of only 82°. Tonight we hang on to some of the clouds, but temperatures will still drop down into the lower 70’s thanks to the cooler high we experienced today. Tomorrow starts the work week off with most areas seeing sunshine and a few people catching a stray shower or thunderstorm. The good news is, no one will experiences a total rain-out, only brief periods of rainfall. With more available sunshine tomorrow, our temperatures quickly climb that day making for a far warmer day compared to what we experiencing today.

By the middle of the week, a more summer time like pattern settles in as the trough that has been helping feed showers and thunderstorms pushes out of the area. We will continue to see the possibility of rain, but they become very widely scattered since they will be formed from day time convective heating.

Next weekend looks to take on a drier trend compared to this past weekend. Along with things being drier, temperatures will be far warmer. You could almost say summer went on vacation this weekend, but comes back to work this week.

The tropics currently remain calm.

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Scattered Storms Remain Possible… Thursday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! After the morning/midday round of scattered showers and storms, the disturbance responsible for the storms has pushed into Georgia this afternoon. The risk of rain for the rest of the evening is down to 30%, so most areas will not get rain for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Keep the umbrella handy incase a passing downpour moves over your area.

The risk of rain will continue on Friday, but keep in mind, most of the day will be dry. The best chance of storms on Friday will happen over northern Alabama, although a few passing storms will be possible into south and central Alabama as well. The risk of you getting rain on Friday is at 40%. Expect a high near 90.

A weak upper air trough axis will remain over the area for Saturday and Sunday, which means there’s a good chance of a few passing storms this weekend. If you have outdoor plans for the 4th of July weekend, you may have some weather interruptions. I do not expect it to rain all weekend…

The ridge gradually builds back into the area next week, so the risk of storms will gradually decrease a bit each day.

The tropics remain very quiet…

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Scattered Storms Continue at Times… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! As of 4pm, numerous showers and storms are tracking east across the northern portion of Alabama. Some storms are strong and approaching severe levels, with gusty winds. At this time, storms were located generally north of Tuscaloosa and east of Birmingham. The highest risk of rain through the evening will remain in the areas to the east or north of Birmingham and north of Tuscaloosa, however, a few storms are still possible across the southern half of Alabama as well. Temperatures will gradually cool back into the 70s this evening and tonight.

With a weak trough axis remaining over the area, I expect the risk of scattered storms to continue for the rest of the week and over the weekend. It will not rain all day every day and it will not rain everywhere. With the nature of scattered storms, some areas will deal with a passing strong storm, while other areas will miss the rain. There’s a high risk of scattered storms on Thursday, especially over the northern half of Alabama. The main risk of storms will be north of our area on Friday, but I expect a few passing storms, especially during the afternoon hours.

Unfortunately, the risk of storms over the weekend is increasing a bit. Models suggest the weak trough axis will remain over our area, which will include the risk of scattered storms on Saturday and Sunday. I do not expect it to rain all weekend, but it sure looks like many areas will get a passing downpour or two. Highs will remain in the upper 80s due to more clouds and some rain chances.

The tropics remain very quiet…

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Scattered Storms Continue… Hotter Weekend Ahead… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! After a stormy start to our Tuesday, the afternoon has been fairly quiet across the area. Due to the widespread extent of the storms earlier today, the airmass hasn’t really had a chance to recover for additional afternoon storms. I do expect a few storms to develop this evening and overnight, but not everyone will get rain. Expect some patchy overnight tonight, so drive careful on the roads.

With a weak trough axis over the area and surface front, expect a good chance of scattered storms from time to time on Wednesday and Thursday. Much like today, it will not rain all day. I do expect many neighborhoods to get a soaking. The risk of scattered storms will go down a bit on Friday through the holiday weekend, but I still expect scattered storms, especially during the afternoon hours. If you have outdoor plans this weekend, I don’t expect an all day rain event. You may have a quick interruption from a passing storm, so keep that in mind.

The tropics remain very quiet…

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Scattered Storms Ahead… Monday Forecast Update – 3:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! The heat has returned this afternoon, with most areas reporting temperatures in the lower 90s. Moisture is also increasing across the area, and we will notice a big increase in moisture levels through the week. We’re still under the influence of a trough, with a large ridge in the western US. The trough will allow disturbances to move into the area from the northwest over the next several days, allowing the risk of scattered storms to increase.

As a weak cold front moves into the area from the north on Tuesday, expect a good chance of scattered showers and storms. While it will likely rain where you live at some point on Tuesday, I do not expect rain all day. There could be a few strong storms involved, but organized severe weather is unlikely. Highs will top out in the upper 80s on Tuesday through Thursday. Lows will remain in the lower 70s.

A ridge will gradually build into the area by the weekend, which will reduce rain chances a bit. With a northwest flow aloft, we will have to watch out for clusters of storms to our northwest. This is the time of the year for the dreaded MCS…

The tropics remain very quiet…

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One Last Dry and Sunny Day… Sunday Forecast Update — 8 pm

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A beautiful Sunday across Central Alabama. I hope you were able to enjoy it as this is a fairly short-lived spell of dry and sunny weather. Tonight will be pleasantly cool, temperatures falling into the mid 60’s by Monday morning. Monday will be the last day of this really nice summer weather, temperatures will warm into the low 90’s as the sky remains mostly clear. A few extra clouds move in late in the evening before showers and storms move in for Tuesday.

A mostly cloudy sky, showers, and storms for us on Tuesday will keep the temperatures just a bit cooler, only reaching the upper 80’s. Afternoon showers and storms are possible through the rest of the week as several disturbances move across the TN Valley to our north throughout the week. Temperatures will remain in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s with those afternoon storms.

The 4th of July weekend looks to be seasonable, temperatures in the low 90’s, a few clouds, and the scattered afternoon storms. Keep an eye on the sky as you celebrate this weekend as you may be caught under an afternoon shower or storm Saturday. Things will calm down as we approach sunset and the fireworks shows across the area.

The tropics remain tranquil.

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