Very Hot Through Wednesday… Showers Late Thursday… Monday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23
October 17, 2016 Leave a comment
Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot this afternoon, with temperatures approaching the 90 degree mark over west Alabama. With a good dose of sunshine today and only a few puffy cumulus clouds, it felt more like a summer day. A fairly intense summer-like ridge is building over our area and will keep temperatures hot on Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs will approach record levels both afternoons, with a high near 90. Lows will remain in the middle 60s at night.
A sharp trough axis will approach the state on Thursday, sending a cold front southeast into our area. A thin band of showers with some thunder will pass across the area Thursday evening and Thursday night, but models suggest we could only get around 0.25″ out of the showers. Unfortunately, that’s not near enough to help with the current drought.
Clouds decrease on Friday, with a cool north breeze. Highs will only reach the upper 60s on Friday, with lows in the lower 40s Friday night. The weekend looks really nice, with sunny skies and dry air. Highs will reach the low 70s on Saturday and upper 70s on Sunday.
In the tropics, a new system developing east of the Bahamas may become a tropical storm in the next few days. This system will not impact the US, as it’s swept out to sea ahead of our next trough.
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WVUA Chief Meteorologist