July 31, 2013 Leave a comment
Good Wednesday afternoon! Parts of west Alabama have really missed out on the heavier rain so far today, while much of central and east Alabama have picked up a nice soaking. If you haven’t got rain just yet, there is still a chance of scattered storms through this afternoon, evening and tonight. As a cold front moves in from the northwest, we will notice the risk of scattered storms sticking around until late tonight. Temperatures will remain rather mild, with middle 80s at 7pm and upper 70s at 10pm. Lows tonight will reach the lower 70s areawide.
The weak cold front will pass through Alabama early Thursday morning. As drier air takes over through the day, I expect skies to gradually clear out on Thursday, with temperatures reaching the lower 90s. There is still a chance of a stray shower or storm early on Thursday, but most of Alabama will stay dry. Humidity will drop off behind the front Thursday afternoon and on Friday. Highs will continue to top out in the lower 90s on Friday and Saturday, under a mostly sunny sky. Lows may reach the upper 60s Friday night. There is a 10% chance of a stray shower or storm on Friday and Saturday, but most areas will not get a drop.
Moisture will quickly increase on Sunday and Monday. As an upper air trough digs to our east and upper air ridge builds to our west, the chance of storms will increase for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Alabama will be under a northwest flow aloft, which is favorable for storms at any time Sunday through Tuesday. We’ll have to keep a close eye on storms northwest of Alabama, as they will move into the area. Some storms could become strong and produce heavy rain. Lightning will also be frequent with storms that develop late in the weekend and early next week. Highs will top out in the lower 90s or upper 80s…
If you have a beach trip planned this weekend, expect a mixture of clouds and sunshine, with a risk of scattered storms. Rain chances stand at 30% to 40% on Friday through Sunday along the Gulf Coast. Water temperatures remain in the lower 80s…
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