Forecast Discussion Update 10/4

It has turned out to be a very damp and dreary Sunday. Rain continues across the area and this isn’t good news considering all of the recent heavy rains. The cold rain will continue to fall throughout the night there may be the need for some flood advisories after midnight. I’m expecting the rain to taper off early tomorrow, with lingering clouds. This should keep our temperatures on the cool side Monday, with highs near 71 degrees. I can’t rule out a few rumbles of thunder after midnight as low pressure approaches from the West.

The weather setup for this week is going to be quite unsettled. A surface low over east Texas will move our way tonight and some drier air will wrap in tomorrow. The clouds will linger through the morning, although I can’t rule out some rays of sunshine late in the day. On Tuesday another disturbance will move our way, with increasing clouds and rain. The wet weather will continue through Tuesday night and there will be a better potential for thunderstorms. This may warrant flood advisories late Tuesday night and into Wednesday. A front will be stalled nearby and this will keep us cloudy, with the chance for showers continuing into Thursday. The last low pressure system, in a parade of rainmakers, will move our way Friday. Look for another good chance of rain and storms Friday, Friday night, and continuing into the day on Saturday. Tune in tonight for the latest forecast at ten and if you have to get out on those wet roads tonight, be extra careful.

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Wes Wyatt
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Soggy Sunday Update

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It’s been raining since about lunchtime in West Alabama. The wet weather will continue into the over night hours. It’s been a slow, steady rain and hasn’t caused any problems when it comes to flash flooding. In Tuscaloosa, as of 7 p.m., we’ve had less than .60″ of rain at the airport.
The reason for all the rain, a stationary front to the south of us and a slow moving low pressure system riding along the boundary. That low will continue to move slowly from southern Mississippi into southern Alabama into the start of this week. That means we will continue to have chance for more showers, maybe some thunder, through Tuesday. There will be breaks in the rainfall Monday and Tuesday.

A cold front will approach from the northwest late Tuesday/early Wednesday morning bringing use more showers and thunderstorms.

That front will get hung up over the southeast and bring us chances for a few showers and storms Thursday… with more numorous showers and storms Friday night into Saturday.

Lingering showers will continue to pester us into Sunday.

Temperatures over the next seven days will vary depending on rainfall. The drier it is on day, highs should reach the low to middle 80s… If we see more rainfall, expect highs in the 70s. Overnight lows will range from middle 50s to middle 60s.

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There is a tropical wave we have our eyes on. It’s located about 1,200 miles east of the Windward Islands. The National Hurricane Center says there could be some slow developments of this system over the next couple of days.

Robert Stevenson
WVUA Weather