Summer Like Weather Through the Remaining Work Week… Tuesday Evening Update 4:30 pm.

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Good Tuesday evening! Things certainly started off warm this morning and remained very muggy throughout the day. Many across central Alabama caught an isolated storm or two thanks to the ample amounts of moisture, uplift, and heating we had today. Tonight those remaining showers and storm will be coming to an end and skies will start to clear out. Tonight will once again be a mild evening with lows getting into the upper 60’s. Wednesday will be very similar to today with very warm temperatures, muggy conditions, and isolated showers and storms in the afternoon.

The remainder of this work week keeps the summer-time like pattern going with hot weather and pop-up showers and storms in the afternoons. It won’t be until this weekend that we see a change in the weather, and not the turn some may want to hear.

This weekend a cold front will be trying to make its way through central Alabama as temperatures try to remain warm, but by Sunday highs are finally back down to the modest mid-80’s. Sadly the brief cool down does come at a price: expect an increase in showers and storms for both Saturday and Sunday, especially in the afternoons as the front passes. It seems that rain just doesn’t want to get out of the forecast for the next five days.

Finally by next work week, conditions dry out and clear skies return to central Alabama; unfortunately, the cooler temperatures don’t last, and highs quickly get back into the 90’s. Highs at the beginning of next work week won’t feel as bad as they did this past week since drier air will be settled in across central Alabama.

Right now the only topic for tropics are the remnants from Bonnie bringing more rain to the Carolina’s. Other than Bonnie’s remains, the tropics are calm as of now.

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Reggie Roakes
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Hot Weather Continues; Rain Returns

Happy Memorial Day, everyone. High pressure has built in across the eastern half of the country leaving those of us here in Alabama with warm, humid weather, and little relief from any rain. This pattern will continue in the short term, with highs in the low 90s and cool, comfortable evenings through Wednesday. However, that ridge of high pressure will begin to break down later in the week, and by Thursday several pulses of energy will enter the state, giving us better rain chances, more cloud cover, and lower temperatures. These pulses of energy aren’t going to produce widespread, heavy rain. Instead, they  will just increase the coverage of small, scattered showers and storms. I expect most areas to receive less than an inch of rain over the week. With portions of Alabama starting to flirt with drought conditions, a good soaking rain would be beneficial. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be in the cards, at least not in the near future. p120i7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM (1)

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-Alex Puckett

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Hot End To Memorial Day Weekend…Sunday Evening Update 9:05 PM

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We are gearing up for some warm temperatures to start the work week with afternoon highs up in the 90s through at least Wednesday. Your Memorial Day forecast looks great if you don’t mind the heat, expect afternoon temperatures near 90 with only the slight chance of a widely isolated shower or storm.

Get ready for some even warmer temperatures as we push towards the middle part of the week with low 90s for both Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain chances remain low at around 10 percent for both days with plenty of sunshine in the forecast.

By Thursday though we start to see an increase in rain chances and in turn a slight decrease in our temperatures. Expect highs falling in to the upper 80s for both Thursday and Friday  with a better probability of a few showers and storms with rain chances at 40 percent.

An early look at next weekend looks very nice with rain chances backing off a bit and afternoon highs remaining in the upper 80s.

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Meanwhile we are still watching Tropical Depression Bonnie as the system brings heavy rainfall to parts of South Carolina. The remnants of Bonnie are expected to bring additional rainfall to parts of the east coast with no direct impact to our weather in Alabama.

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Reggie Roakes
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Feelin’ Like Summer (10:55PM 5/27/2016)

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We’ve settled into a typical summer-like pattern across central Alabama. Temperatures will consistently be near or above 90 degrees in the afternoon in each of the next seven days. Morning lows will fall to near 70 around 5AM each day.

Tropical Depression Two (likely to become Tropical Storm Bonnie in the hours or days ahead) won’t have any direct effects on our daily weather… The storm will likely impact the Carolinas as a minimal tropical storm in the days ahead.

Memorial Day will be warm, perhaps with a few isolated showers in the afternoon and evening hours… Very typical for a late May day here in central Alabama.

Enjoy the evening!

Spinks Megginson
WVUA Weather

Tropical Depression Two Forms (8:40PM 5/27/2016)

The National Hurricane Center has initiated advisories on Tropical Depression Two, located in the western Atlantic Ocean east of Florida. The system will likely become a tropical storm in the hours or days ahead before a potential U.S. landfall along the South Carolina coast.

NHC expects the system to intensify, but only slightly. Maximum sustained winds are near 35mph right now. Maximum winds are forecast to reach 45mph by tomorrow (Saturday, May 28) before landfall.

Hurricane Alex happened in January in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, well away from land. If Tropical Depression Two intensifies into a tropical storm, it will be deemed Tropical Storm Bonnie.

We’ll be closely monitoring this system… No direct effects are likely for Alabama.

Join me tonight for WVUA23 News at 10 for the very latest on this system.

Spinks Megginson
WVUA23 Weather

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Nice Weather For Memorial Day Weekend…Thursday Evening Update 4:21 p.m.

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Good Thursday Evening! It was another hot one across central Alabama with many breaking into the 90’s. Tonight skies will continue to remain clear as temperatures drop back into the upper 60’s so it’ll be another mild evening for everyone. Tomorrow will keep the warm pattern, but some may catch an isolated shower or storm in the afternoon. Don’t worry though, most will remain dry.

This Memorial Day Weekend will continue to remain mostly dry as temperatures remain hot. The opportunity for an isolated shower or storm will carry on through the weekend. Overall, it looks to be a great weekend to get out doors and enjoy family and friend time.

Monday and the remainder of next week will continue to remain mostly dry and warm, but conditions become a little more favorable for shower and storm develop thinks to the tropical low approaching the east coast providing a little extra uplift.

Mentioning the tropics, The National Hurricane Center now has a high risk of this low pressure system becoming Tropical Storm Bonnie on Friday or Saturday, as it approaches the southeast US coastline. The environment is becoming more favorable for development, however, water temperatures are too cool for rapid development or for this to become a strong system. At most, this will become a weak to moderate tropical storm, with a small area of tropical storm winds. This will become a rainy weekend at times for some coastal areas from northern Florida to North Carolina. Despite the hype you may hear on the news or some online sources, this system will not be a big deal in respects to wind. However, if you plan on going to the beaches in the areas mentioned above, be very careful for an increase in rip current risk and larger waves.

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This system will NOT get into the Gulf of Mexico, so if you have plans to travel to the Gulf Coast for the holiday weekend, enjoy!

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Reggie Roakes
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Watching Tropics… Bonnie Soon? Thursday Update – 9am #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday morning! I just wanted to post a quick update on the tropics, as Memorial Day Weekend fast approaches. We are watching a tropical low become better organized to the northeast of the Bahamas. This system is moving northwest, directly towards the southeast Atlantic coastline. Expect some problems this weekend for coastal sections of north Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina at times this holiday weekend.

What to expect: The National Hurricane Center now has a high risk of this becoming Tropical Storm Bonnie on Friday or Saturday, as it approaches the southeast US coastline. The environment is becoming more favorable for development, however, water temperatures are too cool for rapid development or for this to become a strong system. At most, this will become a weak to moderate tropical storm, with a small area of tropical storm winds. This will become a rainy weekend at times for some coastal areas from northern Florida to North Carolina. Despite the hype you may hear on the news or some online sources, this system will not be a big deal in respects to wind. However, if you plan on going to the beaches in the areas mentioned above, be very careful for an increase in rip current risk and larger waves.

This system will NOT get into the Gulf of Mexico, so if you have plans to travel to the Gulf Coast for the holiday weekend, enjoy!

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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