Strong Showers moving in Tomorrow. Forecast update 7pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Friday evening! It was a very wet day across the state today!! Luckily those showers are pushing to the east now and areas are starting to clear up for this evening. This won’t last long though…

Tomorrow will start off dry. If you plan on driving somewhere for the holiday weekend get on the road early! Storms will push in tomorrow afternoon. There is a chance for some of these storms to be severe with strong damaging winds. Not all areas will see these winds though. The greatest risk is areas north of I-20. Showers should be in after 1pm.

Once those showers have passed it looks like it will be a dry Saturday night for most areas. Sunday will be similar in the sense that most areas will stay dry in the AM and showers return in the PM. This weekend won’t be a complete washout though, there will be times of sun and clouds.

Highs for the next week are trending in the lows 90s. Dew points are remaining in the 70s which is not uncommon for the south during summer, so when you go outside don’t be surprised by very humid air.

The 4th of July is Tuesday and yes there is a chance for rain. However, the day will see times of sun and a few showers. Don’t let this keep you from cooking out because it will not rain too much. As of now showers seem to have moved out in time for 9pm or later fireworks.

Have a safe holiday weekend!

Danielle Davis

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Storms Likely Ahead… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:30PM #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! As moisture continues to increase across Alabama, showers and storms have blossomed on radar. Uplift associated with a weak upper air trough axis has really teamed up with the deep tropical moisture over Alabama to produce a good wet-down. Expect a cluster of storms to develop over east Mississippi and west Alabama late tonight into the midday hours on Friday. Depending on where the cluster of storms forms will determine how much rain will fall at your house, but I’m concerned that some areas could deal with flash flooding late tonight into the midday hours on Friday, under the heavier storms. We’ll need to watch that risk carefully.

A weakening cold front will approach Alabama and stall out nearby over the weekend. This will keep our area in an area of enhanced rain chances. I do not expect an all day rain on Saturday or Sunday, but a passing downpour is possible, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. It may rain an hour or two in one spot, but rain should not last longer than that on any given day this weekend.

By Monday and Tuesday, rain chances return to 30%, which is more typical of a summer day. If you have plans outdoors on the 4th, the risk of rain is not exceptionally high, but a passing afternoon shower or storm will be possible. Highs will approach 90 degrees during the afternoon.

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Richard Scott
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Storms Likely Ahead… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! At 4:30pm, a line of showers and storms just south of HWY 80 is moving north. This is along a sea breeze front, as there’s an increase in surface convergence to aid in thunderstorm development. Rarely do sea breeze boundary storms make it as far north as Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, but if you live south of I-20 and west of I-65, you may get a passing storm this evening before things settle down tonight. Conditions will be very muggy tonight, as dewpoints return into the 70s.

Deep tropical moisture and uplift will move over Alabama on Thursday, and this setup will remain with us through Sunday. Expect a good chance of occasional showers and storms Thursday through the weekend. Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy, with a passing downpour possible at any time. Given the nature of scattered storms, it will be impossible to give an exact start/stop time for you, just know a downpour will be possible at any moment. Rain amounts will vary drastically across our area, but most of you will get 1 to 2 inches between Thursday and Sunday, with a few spots more and a few spots less.

By Monday and Tuesday, rain chances return to 30%, which is more typical of a summer day. If you have plans outdoors on the 4th, the risk of rain is not exceptionally high, but a passing afternoon shower or storm will be possible. Highs will approach 90 degrees during the afternoon.

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Richard Scott
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Increasing Rain Chances Ahead… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:35pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! It’s turned out to be a rather mild afternoon, with temperatures creeping into the upper 80s. Humidity levels remain rather low, but dewpoints are also on an increase. Expect humidity to make a big return later this week. Temperatures tonight will fall into the 70s after sunset, with upper 60s after midnight. Skies remain partly cloudy to mostly clear overnight.

Wednesday, highs will warm into the upper 80s. There is a small chance of a stray shower or storm during the afternoon hours, mainly south of I-20. As moisture levels really increase on Thursday, the number of scattered storms will also increase. I don’t expect an all day rain, but there will be a good number of scattered downpours across the area.

Rain chances will increase to 50% on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Look for a mix of sun and clouds, with a passing downpour being possible at any time. I don’t expect more than an hour or two of rain in any one spot, but keep the umbrella handy over the weekend.

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Dry For Now… Storms Return Soon… Monday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out nice today, with a good supply of sunshine and low humidity. Temperatures this afternoon have warmed into the upper 80s. Expect a fast drop in temperatures this evening, with a low in the lower 60s.

A surface high will keep our area dry through Wednesday, with comfortable nights and mild afternoons. Highs will reach the upper 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday. As the surface high slides to our east, a return flow will develop on Thursday. Expect a few scattered showers and storms Thursday afternoon and evening, under a partly sunny sky.

Friday through the weekend looks rather unsettled. I expect a good chance of a few scattered storms, but I do not expect an all day type of rain event. Storms may last up to an hour in one spot before moving on. Highs will remain in the mid to upper 80s Friday through Sunday. Rain amounts will vary drastically due to the nature of scattered storms. If you have outdoor plans to a lake, pool or river this weekend, make sure you go indoors if you hear thunder.

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Dry and Pleasant Monday. Sunday Forecast Update 7:45pm. #wxal @wvua23

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Good Sunday evening! We saw partly to mostly cloudy skies today. A few in our northern most counties like Winston, Marion, Walker, Fayette, and Cullman saw some very isolated sprinkles. Most precipitation that fell never actually made it to the ground before is was evaporated. That line is now just delivering extra clouds for many. Right behind it, very dry air follows. That airmass will clear skies overnight tonight, and make for pleasant feeling lows tonight. Monday will be mostly sunny and feel amazing, despite temperatures being in the mid to upper 80’s.

Tuesday and Wednesday should remain mostly dry. The slim rain chance is just for the ever so slight opportunity for an isolated shower. Humidity will be back on the rise each day, as well as our actual temperature. Thursday and Friday, the air over the southeast will contain enough moisture to feed afternoon showers and storms each day.

The trend of afternoon storms will carry from the work week, into next weekend. By this point of the forecast, conditions will be very muggy.

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Dry Weather Finally Arrives! Saturday Forecast Update, 7:40p.m. #wxal @wvua23

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Good Saturday evening! We saw much drier weather today than the past several days. The rain we did have was a single band of storms that were traveling ahead of the trough that helped push Cindy’s remnants out of the state. Behind that line is dry, less humid air…and a streak of fully dry weather. Tonight, skies turn mostly to partly cloudy the remainder of the evening. Sunday will be a mix of clouds and sun; unfortunately no fully clear skies just yet. Those will hold off until the work week.

Next work week for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday skies will be mostly sunny before clouds start to slowly increase later Wednesday. Conditions will be less humid but temperatures will be increasing gradually. Thursday and Friday start to turn humid as we see Gulf moisture move into the area. That airmass will also help feed showers and storms to develop in the afternoons.

Next weekend will unfortunately hold scattered showers and storms in the afternoons with muggy conditions. I guess we just can not fully beat the rain…

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Reggie Roakes

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