Scattered Storms Likely Ahead… Tropical Action… Wednesday Forecast Update – 2:45pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! As the upper air ridge breaks down and a weak surface front approaches the area, the number of scattered storms will be on an increase in coming days; in-fact, we’re noticing more development today across Alabama. There’s a fair chance you could get a passing downpour this afternoon or evening before storms vanish late tonight.

Thursday through Sunday will feature nearly identical days, with highs between 88 and 91 and lows in the lower to middle 70s. Each day, there is a risk of scattered storms, especially during the afternoon and evening. With a tropical environment in place now, I can’t rule out a few overnight storms as well. It will not rain all day every day, and some spots will not get rain everyday through the weekend. Models indicate drier air may try to slip into Alabama early next week, possibly giving us a quick break in the high humidity.

Out in the central Atlantic, we have Tropical Depression 6. This should become a tropical storm at any time, and the next name is Fiona. Below is the information from the National Hurricane Center as of 2:45pm Wednesday…

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DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Six was
located near latitude 14.0 North, longitude 36.4 West. The
depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h)
and this motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected
during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the
depression is likely to become a tropical storm today.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
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