Warm Weather to Start New Work Week…Some Storms Wednesday Afternoon – Sunday Evening Forecast Update 9:05 PM


We began to feel the impacts of the much-advertised mid-level ridge across west Alabama this afternoon. This ridge is beginning to slowly nudge in from the west, and as a result, the concentration of showers and storms shifted east of us into eastern Alabama and western Georgia today. Models remain in good agreement that this ridge will continue shifting eastward during the day Monday, giving us mostly clear conditions and afternoon highs right around 90!

Meanwhile, a major severe weather outbreak unfolded across the central Plains this afternoon, and another round of major severe weather is expected tomorrow across parts of eastern Oklahoma, southwestern Missouri, and western Arkansas in association with a powerful storm system. Here in west Alabama though, we will stay dry through Tuesday with just a few more clouds to talk about Tuesday afternoon as highs once again top out around 90 degrees.

The storm system responsible for all the severe weather in the Plains will finally begin to impact our neck of the woods by Wednesday. The good news is that the main dynamics associated with it will be pushing well to our north, which means our severe weather threat will be minimal at best. In fact, I’m only expecting a few strong storms with no organized severe weather in the cards as of now, but as always stay tuned as finer details are resolved.

The frontal boundary will be slow to push through the area, and may stall across south-central Alabama by Thursday. Therefore, I’m a little hesitant to completely remove rain chances for Thursday, but I do think the higher coverage of any rain and storms will be across south Alabama at this time. High pressure looks to try and build for Friday which should keep us dry, but a easterly to southeasterly flow returns by the weekend, resulting in a gradual increase in moisture. A few showers or storms could show up on the radar by Sunday afternoon.

Isaac Williams
WVUA-TV Weather
Twitter: @WVUA_Isaac