Hot & Dry Days Ahead… Nice Nights…Wednesday Forecast Update – 3:45pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot this afternoon, but humidity remains low. An upper air ridge is keeping our local weather hot and will do so through Saturday, but underneath the ridge, the air is dry. The dry air has removed the heat index factor, so atleast we’re catching a slight break. With the dry air in place, overnight temperatures will continue to drop into the upper 60s each night this week and into the weekend.

A weak surface front moves into Alabama on Sunday. Given how dry the air is, widespread rain is not expected; however, I can’t rule out a stray shower or storm somewhere Sunday afternoon or eve. The risk is only 10%, so don’t count on rain at your house unless you get lucky.

Models suggest drier air will move into the state early next week, which would pretty much remove any risk of rain. It sure looks like we’re going to be stuck in this dry pattern for a while, maybe for the next 10 to 14 days.

In the tropics, we have post tropical system Hermine just east of New York, producing gusty winds across the coastal sections of the northeast. That system will continue do fizzle out this week. A new system in the central Atlantic could become our next named storm this week, but a US impact is unlikely. The rest of the tropics are quiet at the moment.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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