Rain Tonight… Showers Through Wednesday… Much Cooler Ahead… Monday Forecast Updae – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather has been gloomy over the past few days, as clouds and occasional rain continue to impact the forecast. We’ll take what rain we can get right now as we’re about to get into our dry season.

Deep tropical moisture over our area and uplift associated with an slow approaching upper air trough will help to kick off lots of rain tonight. Rain is already falling as of 4:25pm across a good chunk of Alabama and that will only increase through this evening. Expect locally heavy rain in some areas, especially south of I-20 tonight, where a flash flood watch remains in effect until Tuesday night. The main batch of moderate to occasionally heavy rain will come to an end early Tuesday morning, with passing showers possible at any point through the afternoon and evening. Highs will top out in the upper 70s on Tuesday.

A cold front will move through on Wednesday, with the risk of occasional showers. Widespread heavy rain appears unlikely on Wednesday, but keep the umbrella handy. After the front passes the area and cooler air moves in on Wednesday, occasional showers and drizzle will continue. Highs will struggle to reach the lower 70s on Wednesday, which is highly unusual for the end of May! Rain amounts between now and Wednesday will approach 2-4″ for areas along and south of I-20, with 1-2″ for areas north of I-20.

Drier air will take over on Thursday, with highs in the 70s. Expect a gradual decrease in clouds by mid afternoon, with lots of sunshine on Friday. Highs will return into the upper 80s by Memorial Day Weekend.

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Showers and Sunshine ahead! @wvua23 #alwx

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Sunday evening today started off dry and cloudy. If you stepped outside you could feel how thick the air was with moisture! Highs for the afternoon in the low 80s for most areas. Tonight expect some showers to move in but they shouldn’t last long and will be light.

Monday will start off in the mid 60s with some clouds in the air. Expect times of Sunshine and clouds during morning and into the early afternoon. A few scattered showers are possible early in the day, but most will stay dry. More organized showers move in later this afternoon into the evening. Highs for the day will reach into the 80s for most but some areas may struggle.

Stronger showers will appear on Tuesday but nothing severe is expected with these storms. After showers the past couple of days the largest concern over the next several days will be flooding. Be aware of roadways as you travel throughout the next several days.

Wednesday will be a little cooler with highs only topping out in the low 70s. A few showers will appear again on Wednesday. Thursday morning will be a lot cooler in the low 50s, but expect sunny skies Thursday afternoon with highs heating up into the high 70s.

Plenty of sunshine for the rest of your weekend with highs back to their normal routine in the upper 80s low 90s possible for some areas.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

Rain, Rain, Not Going Away! @wvua23 #alwx

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngThe day started off very pleasant in the upper 60s high 80s for the afternoon but it will be ending with more showers. There were some reports about wind damage to structures from falling debris and hail. Temperatures right now are in the lower 70s upper 60s and will stay in the 60s for the evening. Rainfall totals for this afternoon:

Birmingham: 2.65 in

Montgomery: 4.50 in

Tuscaloosa: 0.62 in

Anniston: 1.37 in

Tomorrow there is some inconsistency between models and the National Weather Service about the timing of the showers but there will be rain throughout the day. The main concerns for tomorrow will be similar to the conditions today.
Over the next several days some cities to the east can expect to have collected over 2 inches of rain total and in more central Alabama around 1.5 inches. (Excluding Birmingham and Montgomery who have already passed those numbers)
A cold front moves into the state Monday morning and you can expect times of sunshine and clouds with a chance for showers. Most showers will be in the early morning hours. You won’t feel the cool air yet with highs will be in the lower 80s. Tuesday will start cooler in the lower 60 and rain will continue with some stronger systems. Nothing is looking severe at this time but conditions may change. Right now the main concerns with this storm is lightning, strong winds, and hail.
Wednesday will be the last day of showers. Highs will be in the low 70s and Wednesday night into Thursday morning lows will fall in the mid to low 50s!
Sunshine returns next Thursday and will stay into the weekend!
Danielle Davis
Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

Beautiful Day Today, But Showers Ahead! @wvua23 #alwx

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Friday evening, we saw a gorgeous day across the area today with highs hitting in the 90s in many areas. Enjoy this last little bit of sunshine before showers move in for the weekend. Tomorrow morning will stay dry with lows in the low 70s, but by Saturday afternoon showers will begin across the state. For the most past they will stay unorganized and scattered until the evening hours.

Rain will continue into Sunday when you can expect some heavier showers and lightning. There aren’t any concerns about severe weather associated with these showers. Rain will begin to settle out Monday morning and temperatures will hit in the low 80s Monday afternoon. There is a chance for some scattered showers to continue though. Monday night the air will cool down with areas struggling to reach into the 60s.

Tuesday showers continue and by Wednesday expect a cooler day in the mid 70s with a chance for rain as well. Thursday will heat back up and you can look forward to getting back outside and enjoying the sunshine Thursday and Friday!

 

Danielle Davis

Twittwer: @DanielleDavisWX

Hot & Humid… Weekend Storms… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot and humid this afternoon, with highs reaching the upper 80s this afternoon. A few scattered storms have developed today, with the increase in moisture across the area. This is much like a summer afternoon, with a few pop up showers and storms. The storm motion this afternoon is from south to north. Expect the few scattered storms out there as of 4:30pm to fizzle out after sunset. Temperatures tonight will remain mild and conditions will feel really muggy.

Upper air ridging will temporarily increase on Friday, with a high in the lower 90s. I expect more sun than clouds, but there is also a small chance of a lone shower or storm during the afternoon heating. Lows will remain mild Friday night as well, with a low near 70.

A deep upper air trough will progress eastward and will send a cold front towards Alabama over the weekend. It appears the first half of Saturday will be dry, with increasing scattered showers and storms by mid to late afternoon. I don’t expect a washout kind of day on Saturday, but keep the umbrella handy during the afternoon. As the front enters northwest Alabama on Sunday, showers and storms will become widespread, with a good soaking likely. Severe weather is not expected, but we could easily pick up 1 to 2 inches of rain during the day on Sunday. There will be breaks in the rain, but it could rain for several hours cumulative through the day.

It appears the best chance of rain will shift south of our area on Monday, but more rain and storms will move into the area sometime Tuesday evening or Tuesday night. Much cooler air will come in on Wednesday, with a high in the 70s!

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Very Mild Now… Some Storms Ahead… Wednesday Forecast Update – 3:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Its hot across Alabama, with most areas reporting upper 80s to low 90s. A few pop up showers and storms have formed across central Alabama, but most of the state remains dry. Temperatures will gradually drop into the 70s after sunset, with an overnight low in the upper 60s.

A few scattered afternoon storms will become possible on Thursday, as moisture continues to increase, but the risk of any one spot getting rain is at 30%, so don’t count on a beneficial rain on Thursday. The risk of scattered storms will decrease to 10% on Friday, as an upper air ridge temporarily builds in our area.

A deep trough across the central US will shift eastward over the weekend, allowing for the risk of rain and storms to return to the state. A few scattered storms are possible late in the day on Saturday, but I expect most of the day to be dry. There’s evidence of a wave of showers and storms moving into the area Saturday night, followed by additional showers and storms at times on Sunday. Uplift and plentiful moisture available for Sunday will create a wet day. While I don’t expect rain non-stop all day, I do expect several rounds of rain and thunder. Rain amounts of 1 to 2 inches appear likely. Severe weather is not expected.

The risk of a few showers will shift south of our area on Monday and Tuesday, but models suggest another storm system will impact Alabama by the middle of next week, with a round of rain and storms.

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Hot Days… Some Rain Ahead… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather has become hot this afternoon, with temperatures in the lower 90s as of 4pm. Expect temperatures to remain mild this evening under a mostly clear sky. Dewpoints are slowly increasing, which will keep temperatures higher tonight than previous nights. Expect lows in the upper 60s overnight.

A few clouds increase during the afternoon on Wednesday, with a very small chance of a stray afternoon shower or storm. The risk of rain is only at 10%, so I wouldn’t count on rain tomorrow. As dewpoints increase, the risk of scattered afternoon storms will also increase for Thursday. Look for a 30% coverage of scattered afternoon storms, with the better chance over west Alabama.

Upper air ridging will intensify some on Friday, reducing the risk of a stray afternoon storm to 10%. Highs will reach the low 90s on Friday and Saturday.

An upper air trough will dig to the west of Alabama on Saturday, allowing for clouds to increase by late afternoon and evening. There is a chance of a few scattered storms by Saturday evening and Saturday night. As the upper air trough gets closer Saturday night and Sunday, tons of tropical moisture will get pulled northward into Alabama. Uplift, as well as plenty of moisture available will help to bring several rounds of showers and storms during the day on Sunday and possibly into Monday morning. Rain amounts on Sunday and Sunday night will approach 1 to 2 inches in our area, which is something we need…

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