Monday Marks First Official Day of Summer…Sunday Evening Update 8:45 p.m.

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Good Sunday Evening! Things started a little gloomy for most across central Alabama, but that quickly changed before lunchtime. By the time the afternoon rolled around, skies were clear, humidity was low, and there was a very nice breeze to make for a great day to get out and celebrate Father’s Day with Dad. Tonight temperatures will drop into the upper 60’s for most as skies continue to remain clear. Monday will mark the first official day of Summer by feeling like it. Temperatures in the afternoon will be in the low 90’s with humidity slowly back on the increase. The good news is, skies will still remain mostly clear, besides a few cumulus clouds.

Tuesday will be even hotter and even more humid as winds shift back to a southerly flow, bringing in hot, humid air in from the Gulf. This will help fuel the opportunity for showers and storm to develop in the afternoons Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Next weekend will continue to remain hot as a front approaches the state. This frontal system will provide some additional uplift to get a few extra showers and storms to develop throughout the day, both Saturday and Sunday.

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Looking at the tropics, satellite images indicate that the low pressure area located over the Bay of Campeche about 175 miles east of Tuxpan, Mexico has become a little better defined today. The associated showers and thunderstorms are currently not well organized. However, an increase in the organization of this activity could lead to the formation of a tropical cyclone at any time before the low moves inland over eastern Mexico on Monday. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is currently enroute to investigate the low pressure area. Regardless of whether or not a tropical cyclone develops, areas of heavy rain are expected over portions of eastern Mexico tonight through Tuesday. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides, especially in areas of high terrain.

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Reggie Roakes

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