Hot Days Ahead With Low Humidity… Few Storms Late Next Week… Friday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! With the lack of high humidity today, it feels great! Of course, air temperatures are still hot this afternoon, but dewpoints are incredibly low for this time of the year. A deep eastern US trough has allowed a rare summer cold front or surface front to bring drier air into the state. Temperatures tonight and Saturday night will fall into the 60s. Expect highs to rebound into the middle or upper 90s on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Moisture levels will come back up early next week, and I can’t rule out an afternoon storm by Tuesday and Wednesday. As another frontal boundary moves into the area on Thursday and Friday, expect an increase in shower and thunderstorm changes.

The tropics remain quiet…

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A Little Less Humid Ahead…. Dry Weekend… Thursday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! We’re watching a boundary slip southward across the area this afternoon, with numerous showers and storms south of the boundary and dry air north of the boundary. I-20 is the dividing line as of 4pm, with the cities of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Anniston rain free, but storms are ongoing just to the south. The dry air will win the battle over the next several days, and we’ll catch a bit of a break from the high humidity.

Temperatures tonight will drop into the upper 60s, which will feel pretty good compared to recent nights. Highs will warm into the middle 90s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but heat index won’t be a big deal these days. Higher moisture levels will return to the state early next week, and a small chance of an afternoon shower or storm will return. I don’t see any sign of a major rain event over the next 5 to 7 days.

We’re watching 2 weak waves in the tropics, but development is unlikely with both features at this time. One wave is near the southeast US Atlantic coast, moving northeast. The other wave is well into the east Atlantic, moving west.

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Hot Days Ahead… Mostly Dry Weekend… Wednesday Forecast Update – 3:45pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! As expected, we have had numerous storms scattered across the state today, as a weak disturbance and frontal boundary has moved in from the northwest. Unfortunately, since storms are scattered, rainfall amounts incredibly vary across the state. As the boundary continues to slide to the south on Thursday and Friday, we will notice a reduction in the number of showers and storms across the area.

Expect scattered storms to continue this evening and tonight, but it will not rain all evening or night. You may get an hour of rain at your house as storms pass by. Temperatures will drop into the middle 70s tonight, with some fog. The best chance of a few scattered storms on Thursday will be near and south of I-20, but understand it will not rain all day, and some of you will miss the rain.

Friday through the weekend will feature mostly sunny skies, with highs in the middle to upper 90s. Moisture levels will be a bit lower this weekend, so the heat won’t feel as bad as recent days. Either way, it will be hot… Expect lows to drop into the lower 70s at night Friday night through the weekend and into early next week. The risk of rain this weekend is only at 10%.

We’re watching a lone tropical wave in the far east Atlantic, but it has a harsh environment ahead of it, so it is unlikely it survives, even if it develops into a named storm.

It’s the dog days of summer, and we want to see how your dog is staying cool in the heat! Send us your pet pics and we will show them on WVUA at 5, 6 and 10pm starting Monday. Here’s how to send below…

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Scattered Storms… Mostly Dry Weekend… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:40pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! It has become rather hot this afternoon, with temperatures reaching the upper 90s in many locations, with a heat index over 105. The National Weather Service has issued all of west Alabama under a heat advisory for today and tomorrow. This means the heat will be in the dangerous range through Wednesday afternoon. Fortunately, there will be some storms in the area this afternoon and on Wednesday, which will help out if you get rain. The risk of rain this evening is at 30%, so some of you will miss the rain today. If you get a passing storm, it won’t last generally over an hour.

A disturbance will pass over Alabama on Wednesday, so I’ve bumped the rain chance up to 50%. It will not rain all day on Wednesday, but scattered downpours will be likely. Some of you will miss the rain, but storms that develop will become strong and produce gusty winds and intense lightning. I wouldn’t be shocked if we get a few severe thunderstorm warnings somewhere across Alabama on Wednesday and Thursday. Keep the umbrella handy, as storms will come in during random times. There could even be a few storms during the morning hours, with the highest rain chance during the afternoon and evening.

Drier air will take over on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the lower to middle 90s, with lows in the lower 70s.

The tropics remain quiet…

It’s the dog days of summer, and we want to see how your dog is staying cool in the heat! Send us your pet pics and we will show them on WVUA at 5, 6 and 10pm starting Monday. Here’s how to send below…

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Hot Days… Scattered Storms… Monday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! It has turned out to be a hot summer day across Alabama, with most areas reaching into the middle 90s. A few downpours have developed on radar, and that is cooling some of you off a good bit. Expect the risk of a few scattered storms through sunset, then any storms in the area will diminish. Since storms are scattered and hit or miss, some of you will remain dry. If you get rain where you live, it shouldn’t last more than an hour.

Tuesday and Wednesday will feature more hot weather, with the risk of a few cooling afternoon storms. The risk of any one spot getting rain is at 30% on Tuesday and Wednesday. As a weak cold front moves into the area on Thursday, the risk of scattered storms will increase a bit.

Models suggest drier air will enter the northern half of Alabama on Friday through the weekend, reducing the risk of rain to 20% or less. The best chance of storms will be over extreme south Alabama Friday through the weekend. Even there, storms will be scattered.

The tropics remain quiet…

It’s the dog days of summer, and we want to see how your dog is staying cool in the heat! Send us your pet pics and we will show them on WVUA at 5, 6 and 10pm starting Monday. Here’s how to send below…

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Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

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Hot and Humid Start to Week… Sunday Forecast Update — 7:40pm

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Another day, another scorcher. Temperatures topped out at 95° here in Tuscaloosa, but it felt like the triple digits for much of the afternoon. The heat will stick with us into the upcoming work week as well. Tonight will be mainly clear with warm conditions as temperatures cool into the low and mid 70’s. More sunshine is on the way for us Monday and Tuesday with only a slight chance of an afternoon pop-up shower or storm. The sunshine will make for another hot day as temperatures will return the mid 90’s Monday and Tuesday afternoon with heat indices once again up and over 100°.

Midweek should bring some relief from the heat, at least there is an increase in storm chances Wednesday through the weekend as a frontal boundary tries to push across the Deep South. The increased rain chances and cloud cover that will accompany this system should drop our temperatures a few degrees, into the low 90’s by Saturday and Sunday. The threat for scattered afternoon storms will continue into next weekend as well.

The tropics have remained calm this weekend.

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Hot and Humid Conditions Continue… Saturday Forecast Update — 8:40pm

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Ample amounts of sunshine for this Saturday led to a very nice day to be out enjoying the day, though temperatures were very warm compared to past days thanks to all the daytime heating we had. Tonight remains clear with a more mild feel since humidity will be slightly higher, despite temperatures being in the low 70’s across central Alabama. Tomorrow starts off the week still heating up as an area of high pressure sits to our west, helping keep things clear and dry. But the generally dry trend doesn’t last the whole week.

Monday, the work week starts off with still very warm temperatures and low rain chances things to the high pressure keeping conditions here like an oven. Tuesday we start to watch a ridge move in from the plains, creating a slightly greater chance for showers. As it approaches through the day Wednesday, chances continue to grow for showers and thunderstorms to pop up. Late Wednesday, going into Thursday the ridge broadens, leading to a great chance of storm development. Friday we see the largest chance for showers and storms as cold front tries to move south across the Eastern U.S.. With the arrival of showers, less heating takes place allowing for cooler highs during the days, especially on Thursday and Friday.

Depending on the strength of the frontal boundary and whether or not it actually reaches us, we could be on the back side of a cold front on Saturday. We’ll keep the chance for rain in there as there could be a few linger showers.

There are some disorganized thunderstorms over the Florida Peninsula, these could slowly congeal and form a tropical system, although the earliest this is expected to occur would be mid-week next week.

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