Rain Monday… Strong Storms Tuesday… Sunday Forecast Update — 8:00 pm

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This Sunday capped off the weekend with warmer temperatures continuing to stick around. Across central Alabama sky conditions have remained ominous with passing dark clouds and a few areas receiving rain. While some places did receive rain, most showers were light and isolated so many areas, including Tuscaloosa, did not receive any measurable rain. Tonight the scattered showers will continue for the state while temperatures struggle to drop because of the present cloud deck helping hold in heat. Early Monday morning scattered showers will start to increase and become very widespread by the afternoon, creating a soggy start to the work week.

Tuesday the present stationary front over Alabama will retrograde north as a warm front ahead of a dynamic surface low moving in from the west. Currently this system’s arrival late Tuesday afternoon holds the potential to produce severe weather across the state, with an elevated chance for the southwestern portions of central Alabama, including the major cities of Tuscaloosa, Clanton, Demopolis and Selma. Currently the threat with the storms cover all aspects of severe weather, including: strong winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes. Stay posted on changing patterns with this system as we get closer to Tuesday.

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The front bringing the opportunity for severe weather slows as it passes through Alabama so the eastern half of the state will still be receiving showers and storms from the main line into early Wednesday morning. Behind the front showers will linger throughout the day Wednesday, but the severe threat will be gone; these will just be regular, light showers. Late Wednesday, during the nighttime hours, skies will start to clear slowly and last through the day Thursday before skies completely clear by Friday. As skies clear Thursday, temperatures will be cooler than the past few days thanks to Tuesday’s system pulling in cooler air.

Next weekend holds some uncertainty. Models have some disagreement when rain will be arriving. For now, forecasts will hold the rain off until the begging of the following work week and next weekend will be a period of increasing clouds, ahead of the incoming system.

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Peter Crank
WVUA Staff Meteorologist
pcrank@wvua23.com
Twitter: crankyweather

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