April 18, 2017 Leave a comment
Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot this afternoon, with most observations reporting middle 80s as of 4pm. There are a few showers and storms on radar to the north of HWY 278, over the Tennessee Valley. I expect mostly dry conditions through tonight, with only a small chance of a stray shower over north Alabama through 9pm. Temperatures will drop into the low 60s tonight.
Wednesday and Thursday will feature hot days, with a good supply of sunshine both afternoons. Highs will reach the middle to upper 80s during the afternoon hours. The risk of an isolated shower or storm is only at 10%.
Scattered storms will develop over north Alabama Friday afternoon and evening, with the best chance of getting a passing storm north of I-20. As an upper air trough and surface front moves in from the west Saturday afternoon into Saturday night, look for a good chance of rain and storms to pass over our area. There is a chance storms could become strong, but widespread severe weather is unlikely. We’ll have to keep an eye on trends, as we’re still in the spring severe weather season. A few storms are possible as early as lunch over west and north Alabama, with more widespread storms arriving late Saturday afternoon and evening.
Temperatures will trend cooler for Sunday and Sunday night. Some areas may stay in the 60s all day on Sunday. We’ll quickly modify on Monday and Tuesday.
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