Rain and Storms At Times Today…. Monday Update – 9:30am #alwx

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Good Monday morning! At 9:30am, we’re watching several clusters of showers and storms move north or northeastward across the area. Expect a good chance of occasional rain and thunder today. While it won’t rain all day, there will be portions of the day where you get some rain. We just had a close call for a tornadic storm near Amory, MS that actually dropped a tornado. Fortunately, it weakened before moving into Marion County. The risk of severe weather for the rest of today is low, as the airmass is rather stable. That being said, I wouldn’t be shocked if some storms produce gusty winds and small hail.

If you have outdoor plans today, there will likely be some interruptions with rain and thunder. I would have an indoor option if possible. If you are going to the lake or river today, please use common sense and go indoors if you hear thunder. If you hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Some storms could be rather strong and produce heavy rain and intense lightning today. There is a low end severe weather risk for Tuesday, as the environment becomes a little more favorable for damaging winds and hail. I don’t expect much of a tornado risk on Tuesday, but we’ll keep an eye on radar trends to be safe…

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Unsettled Weather Ahead… Sunday Eve Weather Update – 10pm #alwx

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Good Sunday evening! This Memorial Day Weekend started off nice, but scattered storms returned to the state this afternoon. It felt very warm across the area this afternoon, with temperatures hanging in the mid 80’s and showers and thunderstorms passing through. Showers and thunderstorms continue tonight thanks to the abundant amount of moisture present in the air. Along with those showers, clouds will be hanging around for the night helping keep temperatures fairly mild around the 70° mark.

Memorial Day tomorrow looks wet, but not a total all day wash-out. Most areas at one point will see a shower or thunderstorm, with up to an hour or two worth of rain. Temperatures for most of central Alabama will remain in the lower 80s thanks to skies remaining mostly cloudy throughout the day. Tuesday and Wednesday look like better chances of showers and thunderstorms as a weak system creates uplift across the area. Rain chances will remain in the 70 to 80% range.

Rain chances will remain in the forecast for the end of the week and into next weekend, but the risk of rain will be much lower. A few scattered, mainly afternoon storms will be possible Thursday through Sunday, but some areas will miss out on the rain. If you get rain any of those days, it will likely not last more than an hour.

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Unsettled Weather Pattern Ahead… Saturday Eve Forecast Update – 9pm #alwx

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Good Saturday evening! After a perfect start to Memorial Day Weekend, changes will start to take place as early as Sunday. You’ll notice clouds will gradually increase, with a chance of scattered, mainly afternoon and evening storms. Moisture levels will quickly increase, and skies will become partly to mostly cloudy. It will not rain all day on Sunday, but there could be some interruptions with scattered storms, especially in west Alabama. Expect highs to reach the middle 80s on Sunday.

With an upper air disturbance moving in from the west and lots of available moisture, we can expect a good chance of scattered storms on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. While I don’t expect rain all day, there will be some heavy downpours in the area. Storms will produce lots of lightning, so go indoors if you hear thunder. Since storms will be scattered, rain amounts will be incredibly uneven across the area. Some spots will receive more than 2 inches of rain, while other spots don’t get much rain at all. I feel confident that everyone will get atleast one passing downpour between Sunday afternoon and Wednesday. Severe weather is not expected across west and central Alabama, but a few storms could become strong. With lots of uplift and moisture, scattered storms will be possible any time during the day and at night. I know we all need some rain! Expect highs in the lower to middle 80s early to mid week…

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Great Start to the Weekend… Storms Next Week… Friday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx

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Good Friday afternoon! Today’s weather has turned out nearly perfect, with lots of sun, low humidity and below normal temperatures. Most spots started off in the upper 40s to near 50, with a high in the upper 70s to near 80. Temperatures will get cool again tonight, due to dry air, residual cooler airmass in place and clear skies. Expect lows to reach the middle 50s along I-20, with lower 50s to the north and upper 50s to the south.

Saturday will start to feel more like a late May day, with highs in the middle to upper 80s. Humidity will remain low tomorrow, so it will still feel pretty nice. Humidity will increase on Sunday, with afternoon highs in the middle to upper 80s. Expect an increase in clouds on Sunday, with a low chance of an afternoon shower or storm.

Next week looks unsettled, with a good chance of scattered storms on Memorial Day, Tuesday and Wednesday. Keep in mind, it will not rain the entire day these days, but most areas will get a passing downpour. If you have outdoor plans on Monday, some of them could include a temporary interruption with a passing storm. Skies are expected to remain partly to mostly cloudy Monday through Wednesday.

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Cool Now… Warmer Days Return… Scattered Storms Next Week… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:45pm #alwx

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Good Thursday afternoon! Today feels more like a Fall day across Alabama, rather than late May, with temperatures staying in the 60s all day north of I-20 and 70s to the south. The cloud deck was thicker than expected, which helped to keep temperatures cooler than expected. Ofcourse, I haven’t heard too many complaints with the cool and dry air. The heat will return in the coming days, so enjoy the break while it’s here.

Temperatures will fall into the 50s tonight, with low to mid 50s likely along I-20 and points south, with a few upper 40s across northern Alabama. Skies will gradually clear out tonight, with a light north breeze overnight. Friday will be a fantastic Spring Day, with highs approaching 80. With a return of sunshine, we will get rid of the gloomy look. The lack of humidity will help conditions feel very refreshing. We will dip into the upper 50s Friday night in most locations. Temperatures will warm a bit on Saturday, with highs generally in the middle 50s. Skies will remain sunny on Saturday, with low humidity.

Moisture levels increase on Sunday, with a few clouds expected by mid to late afternoon. The risk of rain on Sunday is low, but a stray shower or storm is possible across west Alabama. We will get into a very moist airmass on Monday for Memorial Day, with a decent risk of scattered, mainly afternoon storms. I don’t expect it to rain all day, but some outdoor plans may have a temporary interruption from scattered storms. Rain chances will increase a bit on Tuesday, with a good chance of scattered, mainly afternoon storms. It will not rain all day, but count on a passing storm in the area. With the storms being in scattered form, some of you will miss the rain, while others get a good soaking.

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Scattered Storms This Eve… A Little Cooler Air Thursday… Very Warm Weekend… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx

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Good Wednesday afternoon! A few of us got a nice downpour this afternoon, but with the scattered nature of the storms, some of you didn’t get any rain at all. Conditions are starting to dry out a bit across the area, so we could use all the rain we can get. As of 4pm, scattered storms are tracking east across parts of west and central Alabama. Another batch of scattered storms will arrive this evening and early tonight, as a cold front moves in from the northwest. Again, not everyone will get rain, but some spots will get a downpour.

Models have trended a bit cooler for conditions on Thursday and Friday, with highs near 80. Upper 70s are expected north of I-20 both days, with an increasing amount of sunshine Thursday and lots of sun on Friday. Expect upper 50s along I-20 Friday morning, with lower to middle 50s north of HWY 278!

Temperatures will modify quickly on Saturday, with highs in the upper 80s. Lots of sun can be expected on Saturday, with increasing clouds on Sunday. Scattered storms will become possible Sunday afternoon and continue at times for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain chances will increase as we go into Tuesday and Wednesday, as most spots could get a good downpour. I don’t expect an all day type of rain event for our area early next week, but we could use the rain!

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Rather Quiet Weather Ahead… Tuesday Forecast Update – 3:55pm #alwx

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Good Tuesday afternoon! As drier air slowly moves into the area, most of west and central Alabama is rain free. A few spotty storms have developed this afternoon, generally near and east of I-65. The risk of rain through Thursday will remain low and mainly confined to areas along and south of I-20. Notice above on the 7-day planner, there’s a 30% risk of a passing afternoon storm on Wednesday and on Thursday.

Our forecast this evening and tonight includes mild temperatures. We will gradually cool back into the upper 70s shortly after 7pm, then lower 70s at 10pm and upper 60s at midnight. The risk of an isolated storm over the eastern half of Alabama will gradually diminish after sunset.

Highs will reach the upper 80s on Wednesday, then middle 80s on Thursday, with the risk of a passing afternoon storm or two. Most communities will remain dry. Then, much lower dewpoints will move into the area late Thursday and on Friday, with a break from the humidity. Expect lows in the lower 60s to upper 50s both Thursday night and Friday night. Temperatures will warm into the middle 80s on Friday and upper 80s on Saturday. The first half of Memorial Day Weekend will be dry, but moisture returns on Sunday and Monday. The risk of a few spotty afternoon storms will develop on Sunday and Monday, but the risk of rain isn’t high enough to cancel plans. Most of your plans will feature a dry Sunday and Monday.

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