Hot Days Continue… Isolated Storms… Thursday Forecast Update – 3:40pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Temperatures are hot once again this afternoon, with air temperatures in the lower to middle 90s and a heat index near 100. A couple of tiny showers have popped up on radar this afternoon, but the majority of Alabama will remain dry today. The summer ridge responsible for the current heat will intensify over the weekend, causing temperatures to rise some.

Lows tonight will drop into the lower 70s, under a mostly clear sky. Rain chances for Friday through Sunday will range from 10 to 20%, which means most areas will not get rain. These are the typical summer type of isolated storms. The best chance of getting a quick shower or storm will happen during the early to late afternoon. Highs will reach the upper 90s in spots on Saturday and Sunday, with a heat index of 103-107.

A weak surface front will drift into Alabama on Monday and Tuesday. I expect a fairly good coverage of scattered storms both days, which will help to cool some areas off. The risk of scattered storms on Monday and Tuesday stand at 40% for the moment.

The tropics are quiet for the moment, although, some of the long range data is hinting at development in about 10 days from now. We’ll update you if anything becomes organized.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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