Monday Afternoon Weather Discussion 5:07 PM

I just returned from a nice week long vacation and I’m sure you may be getting geared up for the big upcoming holiday weekend. The weather around here has finally undergone some subtle changes thanks to the passage of a rare summertime front. This boundary has cleared our area and now lower dewpoints are migrating in on a pleasant northwest wind. It is feeling hot out there however, it doesn’t feel nearly as humid and oppressive. This change will be more noticeable tonight, as lows will be dropping into the 60s. Tomorrow and Wednesday will also be days with less humid air in place. An amplified upper air pattern will allow another front to drop in late Wednesday, but this will be a dry frontal passage. This will send a reinforcing shot of less humid air, making for more dry weather through the middle of the week. We could use a little rain around here and unfortunately many locations stayed dry yesterday. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain was measured at the Tuscaloosa Airport.

Moist air will begin a slow return northward starting on Friday and we could have a shower or thunderstorm in the vicinity Friday afternoon. Much like the past 3-4 years, the threat for a shower or thunderstorm will return late on Saturday, but the activity should dwindle just in time for fireworks. A more benign weather setup will persist on Sunday and Monday, with partly cloudy skies and scattered afternoon thunderstorms. At this time there are no tropical weather concerns. In fact, we will have a beach forecast posted on the weather blog soon. Have a great evening!
Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist

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