Severe Weather Simulation/Weather Update

This week, the Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service are offering a simulated severe weather experience for the children. It will be held in all three branches of the Tuscaloosa Public Library at 2pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They will be giving lessons on how to stay safe during severe weather, plus, the fun of being in a simulated severe weather experience. This is part of the summer reading program “Get a Clue” Into Arts and Smarts.

hot-weather.jpgThe image you see was sent in from a viewer in southern Tuscaloosa County. Check out the 105-degree reading in the picture. It certainly feels like summer around here even though summer doesn’t officially begin until Thursday. While the weather has been hot and dry around the state, we have some better news in both the rainfall and temperature department. Tomorrow, the temperatures will only top out in the upper 80s, thanks to the extra clouds and showers. We are forecasting about a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully, you will see some beneficial rainfall on your doorstep tomorrow. Be sure to stay tuned to your home team weather; Wes will have an updated forecast tonight at 6 and 10. Also, be sure to send us your weather pictures at WVUA7.com.

WVUA Weather: Richard Scott

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Monday Forecast Discussion Update

The seasons will be changing this week with summer officially arriving on Thursday. Of-course this will be a spring that will go down in the books due to all the dry weather. I’m glad to report today that our forecast is right on track, with a good chance of rain forecasted for tomorrow. First off, yesterday we had some scattered showers and thunderstorms that moved in from the south. That was a good sign that a moist-south flow has started to kick over Alabama. This is in response to an upper air disturbance that’s ejecting out of the Arklatex region. As this system moves our way, the chances for rain will go up. For today and tonight scattered thunderstorms and showers will be developing. Highs will be in the lower 90s, with lows in the muggy 70s tonight.

Tomorrow is when we will have the greatest chance for rain area-wide. Patchy areas of rain and some thunderstorms will overspread the area and totals could be as high as one inch in many spots. A front dropping in behind the storm system will settle to our north for Wednesday and Thursday and this could help trigger a shower or thunderstorm. It looks like we will be back into the expected summer time weather setup late in the week; hot and humid days, with highs reaching the middle 90s. Be sure to join us tonight at five, six, and ten for more details!

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Wes Wyatt
WVUA-TV Chief Meteorologist