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!

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.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott