Wednesday Update

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We have some sun getting through the cloud cover around West Alabama this afternoon.  We also have some scattered showers and storms wandering around out there.  They aren’t numerous, and seem to be limited to areas south of Tuscaloosa and Pickens Counties right now, but that will change as we go through the rest of the day. Not everyone will see rain, but many of you will!

Tonight, the showers and thunderstorms will end by midnight or 1 a.m. and we’ll see some bigger breaks in the cloud cover.

For Thursday, expect more of the same… warm, humid with scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms.

Friday, a front pushes through the area.  Looks like it will be later in the day. Some of the storms could be fairly strong with heavy rain, lots of lightning and gusty winds.

Saturday, I still think there could be some lingering showers and storms to the south of the Tuscaloosa area… places like Demopolis, Livingston, Marion and Linden could see those for the morning hours on Saturday. Otherwise, there will be clearing skies, lower humidity and pleasant conditions!

Sunday through Wednesday look to be very nice with temperatures ranging from the upper 80s to lower 90s each of those afternoons, and in the middle to upper 60s at night!  Each day will be mostly sunny and the nights will be mostly clear.

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Looking at the tropics, Hurricane Bill is now an impressive category four storm. It’s still moving mostly towards the northwest. It will bring some breezes and heavy surf to the eastern Caribbean islands… and will start to turn more northerly, parallel to the U.S. eastern seaboard, as we go into the end of the week. Bermuda will be brushed by this major hurricane. It will come close to New England and the Canadian Maritime by the middle of the weekend.

I’ll have more on the forecast on WVUA News First at 4:00 and the News at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 tonight!

Robert Stevenson
WVUA Weather