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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Richard Scott
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