Monday Forecast Discussion Update

The forecast still looks dry for today, but we have introduced a chance of rain for the evening hours tonight and tomorrow. The satellite imagery this morning revealed clouds starting to spread into West Alabama. Dewpoint’s are higher back over Mississippi and there is an axis setting up that could spark showers and thunderstorms to our northwest. There is a chance that some of this activity could hold together long enough to make it into our area. Therefore, I’m calling for partly sunny skies today, with a stray shower or thunderstorm this evening. Highs will be near 82, with lows in the mild 60s. Tomorrow the sky will become partly cloudy as temperatures warm into the 80s again. A stray afternoon shower or thunderstorm could pop-up, especially north of Tuscaloosa.

Today the weather will be quite active for our friends back over the Central Plains. Parts of Texas and Oklahoma remain under a Moderate Risk for Severe Weather. That risk will also be in place tomorrow. The same system will be swinging a front into the state late Wednesday and today the data actually supports better rain chances. Look for a good chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night, with the activity tapering off early on Thursday. There is a chance some of the storms could be strong Wednesday night. The counties bordering Mississippi are already under the slight risk zone for severe weather according to the Storm Prediction Center. We will have a mixture of clouds and sunshine as the rain departs on Thursday, with highs near 80-degrees. Join us at midday, five, six, and ten for more details!

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV