Forecast Discussion Update 3:44 p.m.

It’s another day and the same old song and dance in the weather department. A big upper air low is spinning away to our west and this is pumping lots of Gulf moisture into the state of Alabama. At the time of this update a steady rain was falling in the Tuscaloosa area. The wet weather will continue tonight and there may be a thunderstorm. Because of the available moisture the rain may be very heavy at times. In fact, more flood advisories have been issued for parts of the state today. The latest guidance from HPC (The Hydrometeorological Prediction Center) projects area-wide rain totals between 1-2 inches over the next 48 hours. We will have a cloudy sky tomorrow, with more areas of rain and scattered thunderstorms wrapping northward into the state. There will be plenty of breaks in the rain however, with highs in the low 80s.

The wet weather will grow more scattered in nature on Thursday and Friday. The upper air storm system will track northeast across the region. This will keep our sky rather cloudy, although some peaks of sunshine can’t be ruled out. We will have scattered thunderstorms and showers mainly developing during the afternoon hours. The forecast won’t change much over the weekend. We will have a cloud and sunshine mix, with the moist/humid air lingering. Highs will remain in the 80s, with a few spotty showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening. It is the peak of hurricane season and right now the Atlantic Basin is all quiet. Have a great evening!

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Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist