Few Storms Through Wednesday… Nice by Thursday… Tuesday Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot today, and as a typical hot summer day, scattered storms have developed on radar. At 4:30pm, the best coverage of scattered storms was to the south of Fayette, Birmingham and Gadsden, moving southeast. Most storms will fade tonight, with high levels of humidity overnight.

A weak surface front will progress south across the area on Wednesday. I expect scattered storms to become a good possibility, especially near and south of I-20. Highs will top out in the upper 80s to near 90 on Wednesday.

Thursday, drier air will filter into the state, with highs dropping into the upper 80s. Lows Thursday night and Friday night will drop into the upper 60s. Our weather will feel nice through Friday as well.

We are also watching what was once Tropical Storm Harvey. The center is about to emerge into the western Gulf of Mexico, and as environmental conditions become much more conducive for development, there is a good chance Harvey becomes a tropical storm, and maybe even a hurricane. Models suggest landfall could occur somewhere along the Texas coast by the end of the week, then there is a chance the center could slowly turn northeast, brining rain to our area by late weekend or early next week. There is a high level of uncertainty, as our rain chances depend on Harvey’s path and interaction with a surface front. We will continue to filter through model data and make updates to the forecast as we get closer.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
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