Hot Weekend, With A Few Storms… Friday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! The majority of our area has missed out on the rain as of 4:25pm. A small cluster of storms over west Alabama south of Tuscaloosa dumped really heavy rain early this morning, but the rest of the state has remained dry. I’m watching a cluster of storms in east Mississippi to the west of Tuscaloosa. The storms may reach extreme west Alabama by 6pm, but it’s highly uncertain where the storms dissipate this evening. Areas west of I-65 have a chance of getting some storms this evening, but the best chance appears to the near the Alabama/Mississippi state line. This wave of storms will move out of the area by 10pm tonight. Keep in mind, most of central and east Alabama will not get a drop of rain today or tonight.

Saturday and Sunday will feature similar conditions, with hot and humid weather. There is a chance of a few scattered storms both days, mainly during the afternoon hours. We’ll be watching any storms that develop northwest of Alabama in more of an organized cluster, as they have the best chance of brining more widespread rain chances. At this time, it appears that will likely not happen on Saturday, but Sunday is more in question. I wouldn’t be surprised if a wave of storms moved through portions of west or central Alabama on Sunday. If you have outdoor plans, keep an eye on the latest forecast updates. Otherwise, expect a hot and humid Father’s Day!

A surface front will move in from the northwest Monday night into early Tuesday. Expect a risk of showers and storms along the front Monday afternoon into Monday night. A few showers may develop on Tuesday, with the better chance happening south of I-20.

In the tropics, I’m watching 2 areas carefully. One over the western Caribbean and another just east of the Lesser Antilles. Both tropical waves have a chance of becoming a tropical storm over the next 3 to 5 days. Keep in mind, the northern Gulf is still a little too cool for anything strong. If by chance one of these features moved towards the northern Gulf Coast, it would be more of a rain maker than a wind event. Some models hint that the system in the western Caribbean may bring rain to Florida on Monday and Tuesday.

For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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