Few Scattered Storms Ahead… Monday Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! After the solar eclipse, things are getting back to normal this afternoon across Alabama. I was in Tuscaloosa during the eclipse and we had perfect sky conditions for viewing the eclipse. Ofcourse, totality was north of Alabama, but it did get a little darker here with 90% eclipse. Interesting note, Tuscaloosa’s temperature dropped from 92 to 86 during the eclipse due to the decrease in solar radiation for the short period of time.

Temperatures tonight will fall into the middle 70s. Conditions will feel muggy again tonight, as dewpoints remain elevated. A weak surface front will approach Alabama on Wednesday. We’ll notice an increase in scattered showers and storms for our area on Tuesday, but most areas will remain dry. Rain chances climb to 50% on Wednesday, as better upper air support arrives along the front.

Temperatures by Thursday and over the weekend will drop into the upper 80s in many areas, as a trough develops over the eastern US and heights decrease. The front should stall over south Alabama, allowing dewpoints to decrease somewhat.

In the tropics, we’re watching what was Harvey, move into the Yucatan. There is a good chance the storm re-develops into a tropical storm, with a movement into the western Gulf. We’ll keep an eye on this feature, as some of the moisture could get pulled into the front over our area. Most data suggests that will not happen, but if models change, we may have to change the forecast by late week or the weekend.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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