Nice Weather Again For Sunday. Saturday Forecast Update, 7pm. #wxal @wvua23

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Good Saturday evening! We saw awesome weather across central Alabama today. It was a perfect mix of sun and clouds to help really make it feel like the start to college football season. Highs warmed nicely though into the upper 80’s thanks to lots of sunshine. Tonight, the very pleasant weather continues. Thanks to lower humidity and cooler air in general, lows tonight will be in the mid 60’s and actually feel like the mid 60’s. Skies will remain clear.

Sunday will tap of the weekend with still great weather hanging on. Highs will be a little mild, but humidity will still be low. A few clouds will develop in the afternoon, similar to today, but everyone will remain dry. Heading into Labor Day, the weather continues to remain dry, but it will start to turn milder. There will be a few more clouds than usual as we start to see a little shift start to take place as the forecast pattern starts to change.

Tuesday, we will see clouds build through the day and likely there will be a few isolated showers and storms in the afternoon. The main topic of the weather for Tuesday comes later in the afternoon when a front arrives bringing storms along with it. Those will last through the night Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. It is still unsure exactly how long it will take for us to clear out after the front moves through, but I’m going to forecast that we will start to see clearing skies by around lunchtime Wednesday, going into late Wednesday afternoon. As the front passes, it will tug in with it much cooler air with it. That shot of cool air will make for a very nice tease of Fall like weather. Wednesday night will be very cool with lows dipping into the 50’s!
Thursday will be very nice! Highs will just barely poke into the 80’s during the day and skies will be clear. From there, we stat a very slow warming trend as high pressure builds over the southeast that will stay put in place for the weekend.

Looking to the tropics-

Irma continues to track through the Atlantic right now. Currently where it is located is not the most favorable conditions for what you would see for a tropical system. The air is too dry and the water temperatures are not quite that warm. For now, no strengthening is expected because of these factors. Over the next few days, it will take a slight west southwest track as a strong Bermuda high in the Atlantic will push it that way. Once it passes that though, tracks have it shifted back northward. From there, it is a large spread of forecast tracks on where exactly the storms will go. Current projections have the storm being picked up by the strong trough that will be coming through next week. For now, we will continue to monitor the storm.
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Behind Irma is a small band of showers and storms that just came off the continent of Africa. Thanks to low levels of shear, the system is very likely to further strengthen as it moves across the Atlantic. I do not think we will see any rapid strengthen yet since it will be dealing with the same air conditions Irma is currently fighting with. Since this storm is so far away, it is far too early to say what path it will take over the next several days, so we will continue to also monitor this storm.

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