Saturday Afternoon Weather Discussion

Hot is the word for today, as temperatures reach the upper 90s, with many backyard thermometers reaching the century mark. The good news is that the humidity hasn’t been too bad, but the humidity levels will be on the rise tonight and tomorrow as we have a surge of moisture out of the gulf. Temperatures tonight will drop into the mid to upper 60s, with mostly clear skies. Thanks to the extra moisture and daytime heating, we will have a 20% chance of isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms tomorrow; highs will top out in the mid 90s. While temperatures won’t be as hot as they were today, the humidity will make it feel just as hot. 

It still looks like we will have a plume of tropical moisture nearby on Tuesday and Wednesday, thanks to a disturbance that is near the Yucatan this afternoon. Some of the latest guidance has shifted most of this moisture to the west of Alabama; places in Louisiana and Mississippi will have the best shower and thunderstorm activity, but I am still sticking with a 30 to 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, especially over West Alabama. We are also expecting a weakness in this pesky ridge of high-pressure, which has been keeping us hot and dry, allowing for the better chance of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

For next weekend, we are watching a front that may slip into North Alabama; if this is the case, then we should continue to have scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms through the weekend. Have a great weekend! 

WVUA Weather:

Richard Scott