Scattered Storms Ahead… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! It’s been another rather hot day across Alabama, with temperatures reaching the lower 90s. A few scattered afternoon storms have developed across the state and are drifting to the north. While most areas are currently dry, the risk of these pop up storms will diminish gradually after sunset and especially by midnight.

The upper air ridge was expected to really break down on Wednesday, allowing rain chances to rapidly spike for the rest of the week and over the weekend, but model data is backing off of that idea a little bit. While there is still a good chance of scattered storms, it appears that the coverage may be a little lower than previously expected. I would keep the umbrella handy each day this week and into the weekend, as storms will quickly develop and quickly dissipate. You may walk into a store with sunny skies, then walk out an hour later with pouring rain. That’s just the nature of the fast hitting scattered storms. Not everyone will get rain every day this week, but there is a risk of a passing downpour or two where you live. And no… it will not rain all day everyday this week. Expect highs in the upper 80s or lower 90s over the next 5 to 7 days.

In the tropics, we have a developing tropical low in the central Atlantic. This system will likely become a tropical storm over the next 24 hours, but models are very consistent on the idea of this system turning out to sea. We’ll watch it, but I don’t see this impacting the US at this point.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
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