Few PM Storms Possible Ahead… Hot Days… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! At 4:15pm, scattered showers and storms continue to move southeast across Alabama. While some areas are missing the random afternoon downpours, some spots are getting a quick heavy burst of rain. Storms are moving quickly and will not last long in one spot. Expect the risk of isolated storms to fade away this evening, with some areas of fog developing overnight.

Wednesday through Friday will feature hot, hazy and humid summer days. We’ll top out near 90, with the risk of a few pop up afternoon storms. The risk of rain over the next few days stands at 30%. Lows at night will drop into the lower 70s. The first official day of Fall is on Friday.

Drier air will take over this weekend, with a good supply of sunshine. Temperatures will remain rather hot, but dewpoints will drop some..

In the tropics, we have hurricane Jose, with winds at 75mph. Jose will remain in open waters, but breezy conditions will extend to the coastal sections of the mid Atlantic states and northeast.

Maria is a much more serious hurricane, with winds sustained at 165mph! Maria is a category 5 hurricane and will be moving over Puerto Rico on Wednesday as a category 4 or 5 hurricane. This will be catastrophic for areas that experience the eyewall. Maria will gradually weaken over the weekend, likely below major hurricane status. US impacts are unlikely, as models turn the storm north well before the US.

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Richard Scott
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