Thursday Afternoon Forecast Discussion Update

Many residents along and north of I-20/59 probably had a tough time going to sleep last night. Yesterday’s thunderstorm development waited to peak during the late night hours. The Tuscaloosa Airport only measured 0.30” however, some areas over northern Tuscaloosa County received well over an inch of rain.

Right now there are numerous thunderstorms scattered about the state. An impressive complex of thunderstorms has materialized southwest of Tuscaloosa and this will spread rain into Marengo, Sumter, and Greene Counties. It’s going to remain quite muggy tonight, with the chance of a passing shower or thunderstorm. There are high school football games scheduled for this evening and if you’re planning on attending the games, I would have a raincoat or poncho handy. Temperatures will drop into the 70s for lows tonight.

A moist air mass remains in place over Alabama and with another front stalling over the state, the chance for rain will return tomorrow. We will catch some dry periods during the day, but numerous showers and thunderstorms will be scattered about, especially in the afternoon. Look for the chance of a passing thunderstorm to linger into tomorrow night.

Saturday the greatest clustering of rain will be focused to the south near a developing upper air storm system. This feature will eventually retreat northward by Sunday and Monday causing an increase in the development of rain. We will have a several hours of dry weather each day; however, there will be the chance for a passing thunderstorm, mainly in the afternoon hours. I will have much more on our local weather, plus a glance at some tropical activity in our live broadcast tonight at five, six, and ten!

Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt
WVUA-TV Weather

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