Scattered Tropical Showers Continue… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua

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Good Wednesday afternoon! It has turned out to be another day, with a mix of sun and clouds and occasional tropical showers. With tons of moisture available, the showers and storms on radar have dumped really heavy rain in a short period of time. Fortunately, the showers and storms are rather small this afternoon, meaning they are not lasting long in one spot. Keep the umbrella handy this evening, as there is still the risk of passing tropical downpours.

An upper air low and weak surface low just south of central Alabama continues to pump moisture and broken bands of showers and storms into the area. Today, most of the activity on radar has been heavy showers, rather than lightning producing storms. As the upper air low and surface low move northwest tomorrow and Friday, expect a better chance of showers and storms to develop in our area. The storms both days will likely be higher in number and last longer. I still do not expect an all day rain, but rather than a 20 minute downpour, you may experience an hour of rain at your house.

The low begins to pull away from the area over the weekend, and we’ll likely experience fewer showers and storms on radar. I still expect a few storms to pop up, but the risk of rain at your house is a bit lower on Saturday and Sunday. Look for a little more sun than we’ve seen over the past few days by the weekend. Highs will top out in the upper 80s to near 90.

The tropics remain quiet and development is unlikely over the next few days.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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