Scattered Showers/Storms…Hot Weather Ahead…Saturday Forecast Update – 6:20 PM @wvua23 #alwx

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Good Saturday Afternoon! It is 6 PM as I type this update and I am watching a number of showers and storms on the radar, primarily over east Alabama and north of I-20. Below you can see the current radar presentation with the bulk of the storm activity in Blount, St. Clair, Etowah, and Calhoun counties. Temperatures right now are generally in the 80s with Tuscaloosa coming in at 87, Birmingham at 81, and Anniston at 86.

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TONIGHT: Expect the shower and storm activity to gradually wind down over the course of the next several hours. The movement of the storms over east Alabama is slightly chaotic though generally to the south and west, so we will maintain the risk for scattered showers and storms through this evening as the remainder of these storms try to push through central Alabama. By the midnight hour I expect almost all of the storm activity to be over. Overnight lows will drop in to the mid 70s.

TOMORROW: Tomorrow will be a hot afternoon once again with temperatures during the afternoon reaching the low and mid 90s. As far as storms are concerned we will forecast about a 30 percent coverage. Although summer time convection is very hard to pin point I believe the best rain chances for tomorrow will again be over east Alabama, but scattered showers and storms are still possible over the entire viewing area. Best rain chances tomorrow are also in the afternoon to early evening time frame.

BEGINNING THE WORK WEEK: Moving in to Monday we will see very little change in our weather. Afternoon highs will remain in the low to mid 90s with a mostly to partly sunny sky, and scattered showers and storms possible primarily during the afternoon. The trend continues for Tuesday and Wednesday where we will forecast a high of 93 for Tuscaloosa with the chance of rain still near 30 percent.

SLIGHTLY BETTER RAIN CHANCES LATE WEEK: An early look at Thursday and Friday shows slightly better rain chances and minimal relief from the heat as rain chances rise to 40 percent and afternoon highs drop to the low 90s.

THE TROPICS: While the Atlantic basin remains quite we are watching two tropical storms in the eastern north Pacific. The two storms, Georgette and Frank, will not be an issue for the continental US.

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Hope everybody is having a great weekend!

Hunter Williams



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