Tuesday Afternoon Forecast Discussion Update

Good afternoon! Today we’re monitoring more short lived thunderstorms over parts of the area. The first storm showed up on radar around lunchtime and now we’re looking at a nice cluster of thundershowers over parts of Walker, Marion, Fayette, and Lamar Counties. Specifically, we’ve measured nearly an inch of rain in communities like Winfield and Double Springs. Hit or miss thunderstorms will continue through the afternoon and we could have a brief downpour overnight. The thundershowers however, won’t be as great in coverage by midnight and most of the activity will dissipate by the early morning hours. Lows tonight will be dropping into the 70s.

Tomorrow I’m not expecting much change, with more hit or miss thunderstorms becoming possible in the afternoon. There is a lot of moisture it the air and this will aid the scattered thunderstorms in producing some heavy downpours. This moisture has made it feel more uncomfortable due to the humid conditions. Highs tomorrow will be in the 90s, with the scattered rainfall activity lingering into the nighttime hours.

A cold front will be dropping towards the state late in the week. There is a layer of air that’s keeping much of Georgia, Tennessee, and northeast Alabama rain free at the moment. This air mass will build in our direction causing the afternoon thunderstorms to decrease in coverage on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday however, the cold front will be closing in on our area and that means the rain chances will be going up, with most areas experiencing a passing thundershower on Saturday. (IMG Source: NWS Radar)

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV