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.

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

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

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