May 31, 2008 Leave a comment
The Atlantic Hurricane Season kicks off tomorrow and already a tropical storm has formed. Arthur developed near Belize and has made a landfall. The system could briefly strengthen into a tropical storm again as it moves over the Bay of Campeche. The Caribbean has been rather unsettled and we will watch this region closely in the weeks ahead. Be sure to visit our links section on the daily weather discussion page for blank hurricane tracking charts and forecast data.
The weather around here won’t be too bad tonight, with a partly cloudy sky and lows in the upper 60s. Tomorrow is the day in which things may turn rocky. A passing shower or thunderstorm will be possible and some of the storms may produce damaging winds and large hail. A slight risk for severe weather is in place for the northern half of the state. By Monday there will be the chance for another shower or thunderstorm, with highs warming to near 90-degrees.
Hot and dry weather will be the story for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Each day the sky will be mostly sunny, with high temperatures soaring into the middle 90s. Due to the high moisture content it’s going to feel even hotter at times. I will be filling for Richard tonight at 10:00. Be sure to tune for a detailed local forecast update!
May 2008 Rain Statistics: Total Rain For Tuscaloosa 5.48″, putting us 2.18″ above average for the month. For the year we are 2.65″ below average.