Tuesday Afternoon Forecast Update

At last check, temperatures across the state ranged from 86-degrees in Muscle Shoals to 88-degrees in Tuscaloosa. A strong ridge of high pressure is parked over the region and this continues to keep us very dry. The sky has managed to stay mostly sunny across West Alabama today and we’re still monitoring a disturbance spinning away over the state of Oklahoma. Even though this system looks impressive on satellite, the severe weather through much of the day has been confined to the Great Lakes Region. Nevertheless, severe storms are now developing over the Lone Star State. Another interesting observation to note today was smoke plumes on the morning visible imagery, associated with the wild fires over Georgia.

You can expect another hot and dry day tomorrow, with partly sunny skies. Dew points are higher and this is making it fell more uncomfortable. You can expect the ridge to weaken on Thursday as the disturbance to our west interacts with the ridge. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible, but our rain chance will only be around 40%. Similar conditions can be expected on Friday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon hours.

Saturday and Sunday will be partly cloudy days and very warm. Highs will be in the middle 80s, with only isolated showers and thunderstorms. The long-range data wants to strengthen the ridge again, which means a hot and dry setup will be returning early next week.

If you have a beach trip planned for the weekend, you can expect partly cloudy skies, with isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Water temperatures are near 80-degrees along the Gulf Coast and air temperatures are expected to climb into the low 80s this weekend.

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