Wednesday Afternoon Update: 4:00 p.m.

It has been a very hot day for us and thankfully, Mother Nature has been kind to us. We’ve actually had a few isolated thunderstorms over our area. A nice thundershower tracked through northern Hale County, impacting the communities of Havana and Moundville. Right now some rain is falling over communities like Aliceville and Union.

Tonight the sky will be clearing and there may be some patchy fog in areas that received rain. Lows will be near 70-degrees. Tomorrow the sky will be sunny for the start of the day, followed by afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm can’t be ruled out for the afternoon hours tomorrow.

We’re currently monitoring an organizing area of low pressure in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. This feature is expected to track northward towards South Georgia. I do believe it’s the flow around this feature that has helped to trigger the storms we’re seeing today. There is a weak zone of convergence over the area and a similar setup tomorrow will promote the development of isolated thunderstorms. It’s going to be interesting to see how the low pressure system develops over the coming days as any sudden changes could mean changes in our weather. For now I’m expecting partly cloudy weather for tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday, with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be reaching the low to mid 90s.

There is a healthy tropical wave in the Caribbean and one tropical wave near the Windward Islands. These features will have to be monitored for possible development in the coming days. Also, Bertha is still a tropical storm north of Bermuda and this system looks to pose no major threat.

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Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist