Friday Forecast Discussion Update

After taking a close look at the weather data this afternoon, I’ve concluded that we’re not getting drought relief anytime soon. Even though I don’t have good news as far as our rain chances go, if you have big weekend plans, your going to love the forecast.

High pressure will keep us sunny this weekend, with pleasantly warm temperatures. We will be rather cool at night, with lows dipping into the 40s. The flow will become more easterly by Monday and this may transport some smoke in our direction, especially by Tuesday and Wednesday. That will depend on the extent of the wildfires over in Florida and Georgia. If that scenario pans out, we’re basically going to have hazy sunshine for the start of the week.

The easterly flow will meet up with a system approaching from the west and this will create and axis of instability nearby on Thursday. I’m calling for isolated thunderstorms on Wednesday, with a better opportunity for a passing shower or thunderstorm on Thursday. This still doesn’t look like the rainmaker we need and looking way out there, around the 28th/29th time frame, the data is developing an upper air storm system over the region. This scenario would increase the chance for pop-up showers and thunderstorms and hopefully that scenario will take shape.

I hope you will be able to join us tonight at 5:00 for our live news broadcast. Each Friday this month we’re bringing in a guest weather anchor and ten year old Christopher Stone will be our guest tonight. He is a student at Englewood Elementary School. We still have an opening for one more guest weather anchor. We’re looking for kids between the ages of six and twelve to send us a self addressed stamped envelope to: Guest Weather Anchor, WVUA-TV, BOX 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Tell us your name, phone number, and why you like the weather.
Have a great evening!

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Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV