Hot Weather Continues…Thursday Evening Update 3:15 p.m.

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Good Thursday afternoon! It was another hot one across central Alabama with temperatures ranging between 85 and 90 degrees across the area, accompanied by mostly sunny skies. Hopefully everyone is enjoying the warm weather because it doesn’t look to be budging anytime soon over the coming week. Tonight skies remain mostly clear as temperatures drop to a mild 68 degrees here in Tuscaloosa, while other areas will see a temperature low. Thursday will keep the mostly sunny skies and temperatures quickly climb back into the 80’s by lunchtime.

Friday caps the weekend off with the same conditions taking place now and for Thursday with warm temperatures and mostly sunny skies, but a stray shower or storm can not be ruled out in the afternoon; no worries though, most will remain dry.

This Memorial Day Weekend will be the same to Friday with warm temperatures in the upper 80’s and mostly sunny skies for most, with just the brief opportunity for a select few to catch an isolated shower or storm: overall, it looks to be a great weekend to get outdoors, cookout, hang out with family and friends, and celebrate our veterans.

The beginning of next work week, including Memorial Day, still keeps the same trend for the weather. Warm temperatures will continue to hung in the upper 80’s and because of all the daytime heating, some may see a stray shower or storm. Overall, mostly everyone continues to remain dry and HOT!

Taking a quick look at the tropics, things are certainly becoming more active now that we are getting into the summer. Right now eyes are being kept on an area of cloud and showers over the western Atlantic Ocean northeast of the Bahamas that is associated with the interaction of an upper-level trough and a weakening front. While development is not
anticipated for the next couple of days, environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for tropical or subtropical development on Friday. This area of disturbed weather is forecast to move slowly west-northwestward or northwestward and gradually
approach the southeastern United States over the weekend. As of now, the system looks to have no impact on Alabama’s weather, but we will continue to monitor it.

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Reggie Roakes
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