Seasonal For Now… Storms By Late Week… Monday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather remains dry this afternoon, with no rain on radar in the area. Low dewpoints today gave a slight comfort to the 90 degree temperatures. Temperatures will cool nicely this evening, with most areas in the mid 70s by 10pm and upper 60s after midnight. Look for a clear sky tonight, with a light to calm wind.

Tuesday will be very similar to today, with a mostly sunny sky and mild afternoon. Highs will reach the lower 90s, but dewpoints will remain low. Dewpoints will slowly creep up by Thursday, and the dreaded humidity will be noticed. A stray afternoon shower or storm will be possible on Thursday.

A surface front approaches Alabama on Friday, and this will help to enhance the scattered afternoon and evening storms going into our upcoming weekend. I do not expect an all day rain, but keep the umbrella handy if you have outdoor plans.

With an upper air trough axis just to our west and uplift over Alabama, I expect the risk of scattered showers and storms to continue on Saturday and Sunday. Again, this will not be an all day rain, but you may experience a passing downpour or two.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Emily formed and made landfall this morning just south of Tampa. Emily is now a tropical depression, slowly crossing central Florida. No local impacts are expected…

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Dry Weather To Start Work Week. Sunday Forecast Update, 5:15pm. @wvua23 #wxal

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Good Sunday evening! We were dry state wide today to help make for an awesome finish to the weekend, especially with the less humid air making today’s highs feel much more tolerable. Tonight, we continue to see less humid air in place making for a pleasant evening, along with slightly cooler than usual lows. Tomorrow starts the work week off with the forecast still remaining dry with a dry airmass in place.

Tuesday, we will start to see a change in the weather. Humid air will slowly start to come back to the state as Gulf Air starts to return. For Tuesday is should just make it more humid. Wednesday we will see an increase in clouds but everyone in central Alabama should remain dry. Thursday is when we will see the first chance of rain in the forecast. Storms should be fairly scarce. but any that do form could be some major rain producers.

Friday and next weekend see troughs converging on Alabama causing serious lifting within the atmosphere to get a decent amount of showers and storms to fire-off; that said, it’s still too early to know the exact specifics, but it shouldn’t be a total wash-out for the entire state. Those that do see rain could get a decent amount though.

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Lower Humidity For A Nice Sunday. Saturday Forecast Update, 5:15pm. #wxal @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Saturday evening! It was a warm one today with a mix of sun and clouds. Showers and storms remained to our south today, leaving us high and dry. Tonight will be considerably cooler as dry air funnels into the south, behind the line of rain near the coast. That dry air mass will make for a very nice Sunday. Temperatures will be around 90 degrees but that hot temperature will be much more tolerable with such dry air in place.

The trend of dry air creating tolerable weather will last into about Tuesday. Then, we will start to see humidity begin to slowly increase Wednesday. That increase in humidity means we will see a rise in moisture content in the air, so we might see a stray shower or two on Thursday; however, Friday rain chances start to climb back up because a sagging trough from the north will drape into the southeast, bringing some showers and storms.

The increase of rain chances will last into next weekend. It shouldn’t become a total wash-out for everyone. Instead it will be similar to what Alabama has been experiencing this summer with scattered storms producing local heavy downpours.

The tropics are mainly calm right now. There is one complex that is of some interest that’s in the western Atlantic right now. Development does not look favorable at this time.

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Nice Weekend Ahead! Friday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! We started off the day very wet across northern portions of Alabama, with a large cluster of rain and storms to the north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. The storms helped to stabilize things for the rest of our area, keeping most of the rain out of our area as of 4pm this afternoon. I still expect a few storms to pass through the area this evening and tonight, so take the umbrella if you have outdoor plans.

A surface cold front is approaching from the north, and this will bring a noticeable airmass change for Saturday and Sunday. Look for gradual clearing Saturday morning, with any rain chance occurring south of I-20. Most of our area will not get rain on Saturday, as lower humidity pushes into the area. Highs will top out in the upper 80s to near 90 on Saturday and Sunday, with Saturday night temperatures in the middle 60s. Humidity will remain low to start off next week. Temperatures will be close to average as we start off the month of August.

The tropics are quiet, and development is not expected for the next few days.

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Storms on Friday… Nice Weekend Ahead… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot again this afternoon, with only a few isolated storms on radar. Temperatures have warmed well into the 90s, with a heat index between 100 and 105 for many areas. Expect a mild evening, with overnight temperatures in the middle 70s. Rain is unlikely during the overnight hours, but clouds will likely increase before sunrise.

Friday is looking stormy at times, with the potential for several waves of rain and storms to move over the state. Models suggest a cluster of storms could impact areas along and north of I-20 during the morning hours, with a second round developing during the afternoon and evening hours.

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A Flash Flood Watch has been posted for all the counties in Green, or basically everyone near and north of I-20. This includes Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Shelby, Talladega, Clay, Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Jefferson, St. Clair, Calhoun, Etowah, Cherokee, Blount, Cullman, Winston and Marion County for Friday and Friday night.

Due to the recent rains this summer, and the very high moisture content available for storms, there is a risk of flash flooding in some areas Friday and Friday night. Keep in mind, not everyone will have flooding, but where the rains do come down, it won’t take much to cause problems. Be alert during the day on Friday and Friday night, as storms work through the area, as there will be the potential for localized flooding…

By Saturday, a cold front will be slipping southward across the state, with less humid air taking over the entire area by Saturday evening and Saturday night. Expect plenty of sunshine this weekend, with only isolated showers and storms on Saturday, mainly to the south of I-20. I don’t expect any storms on Sunday. Temperatures Saturday night and Sunday night will dip into the 60s!

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Flash Flood Watch for I-20 & Points North for Friday… #alwx @wvua23

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A Flash Flood Watch has been posted for all the counties in Green, or basically everyone near and north of I-20. This includes Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Shelby, Talladega, Clay, Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Jefferson, St. Clair, Calhoun, Etowah, Cherokee, Blount, Cullman, Winston and Marion County for Friday and Friday night.

Due to the recent rains this summer, and the very high moisture content available for storms, there is a risk of flash flooding in some areas Friday and Friday night. Keep in mind, not everyone will have flooding, but where the rains do come down, it won’t take much to cause problems. Be alert during the day on Friday and Friday night, as storms work through the area, as there will be the potential for localized flooding…

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Very Hot Thursday… Storms on Friday… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Today was an incredible example of the nature of scattered storms this time of the year. There was a serious flash flood right over Hoover and Vestavia Hills this afternoon, yet it did not rain a drop at downtown Birmingham. Given the slow motion of the isolated storms that managed to develop in the afternoon heating process and the high level of atmospheric moisture, storms dropped really heavy rain in a few spots, while others remain hot and dry. The risk of isolated storms will diminish this evening, with warm and humid conditions overnight.

A heat advisory has been issued for our area on Thursday, due to the high level of heat and humidity. Heat index will likely rise over 105 during the afternoon. The risk of an isolated shower is low, but can’t be ruled out.

A surface front will approach Alabama by Friday night and early Saturday, bringing a risk of scattered storms during the afternoon on Friday and into Friday night. With lots of tropical moisture available for storms to work with Friday afternoon into Friday night, there could be isolated flash flooding issues. Some storms could pack a punch as they pass through, with gusty winds, heavy rain and intense lightning.

The best chance of dealing with a passing storm on Saturday will be south of I-20, as the surface front moves through the area. Models agree on a drier airmass, with lower humidity on Sunday and Monday. Highs will top out in the upper 80s, with lows well down into the 60s Saturday night and Sunday night.

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