Thursday Afternoon Update: 3:20 p.m.

Good Afternoon! Unfortunately, we don’t have much rain to talk about today. There is a stray thundershower near Greensboro and another just north of Sulligent in Lamar County. Otherwise, it’s hot and humid, with lots of sunshine over the area. It’s going to feel quite warm and muggy tonight, with lows near 70-degrees. The sky will be partly to mostly clear under a full moon. This is known as the “Thunder Moon” due to the time of year and its association with scattered thunderstorms.

Rain is going to be hard to find over the next few days due to subsidence over the region. We will have highs warming into the mid to upper 90s, with heat indices topping 100. A stray thundershower can’t be ruled out in the afternoon; however, most areas should stay dry.

A trough passing to our north will guide a cool front in our direction. I don’t think the front will make it into Alabama, although this setup will weaken the high pressure ridge. This will allow for isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. There will still be many communities staying dry, with afternoon highs in the low to mid 90s.

The tropics area heating up as several disturbances are being monitored. First off, Tropical Storm Bertha is the only names system and this storm has jogged southward over the past few days. Bertha is the storm that won’t go away, but that will soon happen as it takes a heading northeast into the open Atlantic. A Tropical Depression could form soon from a low pressure area off of the Carolina Coast. Also, two disturbances over the Caribbean have the potential to further organize. Stay tuned!

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Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist