Warm Week but Cooler Air is Coming. Forecast update 11pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngToday expect another hot afternoon with highs in the upper 80s low 90s. This morning we started off with mostly sunny skies and that will be the trend throughout this afternoon and the entire week. This will help those feel like temperatures today to reach into the mid 90s so make sure to stay hydrated if you have outdoor plans this week.

We have a chance for a few areas to see an afternoon shower today. Any rain should be light and dissipate quickly.

Big football game this afternoon for the Crimson Tide in Nashville. If you are heading to that game be aware of a very hot day there as well. At 2:30 kickoff temperatures will be around 90 with mostly sunny skies. By the end of the game temperatures should only decrease by about 2 degrees. Wear lots of sunscreen!

Hurricane Maria is still moving in the Atlantic. She is off the east coast as a category 3 hurricane right now. Good new, the states should not be impacted by this major hurricane and within a few days she will be gone completely.

Back closer to home, we are in the fall season now but we can’t feel it right now. Fortunately, models are showing some cooler air push in on Friday with lows in the AM around the low 60s and a high for the day of about 80. Look at Saturday morning though, lows are in the 50s! That is a little closer to the fall weather we’d expect!

Danielle Davis

Twitter @danielledaviswx

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Happy First Day of Fall! Forecast update 4pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngHappy Fall! It certainly did not feel like today was the start of season. Highs this afternoon were in the 90s for areas. Lots of sunshine this afternoon, but we are seeing some pop up showers appear across much of the state. These have been very light and short lived. Tonight will be a clear evening with lows back in the upper 60s.

That will also be the case for tomorrow. Warm afternoon with sunshine and a light shower possible. Your week is looking very dry precipitation wise, but still very humid and sticky with dewpoints in the upper 60s.

If you have outdoor plans this week make sure to stay hydrated because mostly sunny days will continue for the next 7 days. If you can make a quick trip to the beach this weekend I would recommend it!

Danielle Davis

Hot Days Continue… Iso. PM Storms.. Thursday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot, hazy and humid again today, with only a few pop up storms on radar. Most areas will remain dry through this evening. The risk of a stray storm will diminish by sunset.

Fall officially begins on Friday, but it will not feel much like Fall. Temperatures will top out in the lower 90s, with a heat index in the middle to upper 90s. A passing afternoon shower or storm can’t be ruled out, but most areas remain dry through Sunday.

Next week, drier air will filter into the area. Highs will top out in the upper 80s, with little to no rain chance. Skies will remain mostly sunny.

Maria is still a major hurricane just southeast of the Bahamas. Winds have increased to 120mph, but additional intensification appears unlikely. A slow weakening trend will take over by late weekend and into next week, as Maria passes between Bermuda and the US. I don’t see any evidence of this making landfall in the US.

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Hot Humid Days Ahead… forecast update 10pm @wvua23 #alwx

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngVery warm day this afternoon with highs in the upper 80s low 90s. Feels like temperatures hit the upper 90s to 100s in some cities like Tuscaloosa and Jasper! Very humid day out with dewpoints in the 70s as well.

Tonight will stay mostly clear with lows back in the upper 60s low 70. Tomorrow some areas may see some fog early in the AM but that will clear to make for a sunny afternoon. Expect a similar day to today with a chance for some afternoon showers.

The first day of fall is on Friday but those leaves aren’t changing just yet. Highs for the week are staying in the upper 80s low 90s. Rain chances move out of your forecast Sunday.

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico today as a cat 4 hurricane and devastated the area. The whole island is without power. Now the storm is passing back into the Atlantic and has become a cat 2. Over the next several days it will move back up to a cat 3 at it move in the ocean far enough from the US coast as to not affect us very much.

Danielle Davis

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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Scattered Storms Increasing by MidWeek… Monday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! It’s feeling more like summer again today, as we close out the summer season. Temperatures in many areas have reached the 90 degree mark. A few isolated showers are on radar, but most of the area is dry. Patchy fog will develop tonight, with a low in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Moisture will increase across the area on Tuesday, which will help to fuel a few scattered afternoon and evening storms. Highs will approach 90 on Tuesday, with a 30% coverage of scattered storms. By Wednesday, rain chances bump up to 50%, as upper air ridging weakens and moisture continues to pool up over the area. It will not rain all day, as storms will remain scattered.

We’ll maintain a chance of a few scattered storms through Saturday, but the risk of storms will gradually decrease each day. By Sunday and Monday, lower dewpoints should spread into the state.

In the tropics, Hurricane Jose continues to weaken. It will get close enough to the mid and upper Atlantic coast to bring breezy conditions. Areas east of Long Island are under a tropical storm warning. Maria is a powerful category 4 hurricane and it’s passing through the central Lesser Antilles now. Winds are sustained at 130mph, but strengthening will likely continue through Wednesday. By Wednesday, the eye should pass right over Puerto Rico, as a category 4 or 5 hurricane. This will be disastrous for some of the islands, but the wind field is rather small, so the main impacts will be right under the eye wall. Maria should turn north before reaching the US mainland.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Rain and Sun this Week… Forecast update 9pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PMWell It turned out to be a very warm day with highs in the upper 80s and some cities touching the mid 90s! Right now in Tuscaloosa feels like temperatures are still in the 80s!

Tomorrow morning will start off on the foggy side with temperatures around 70 degrees. The fog will clear to leave the day with mostly sunny skies and a high around 90. It sure doesn’t feel like fall here yet in central Alabama with highs all week trending in the upper 80s low 90s.

Tomorrow night sky will remain mostly clear with lows dropping back into the upper 60s. Tuesday will be a similar day to Monday but there is a chance for some evening showers so keep an umbrella handy just in case and hold onto it because Wednesday through Friday  showers are possible each afternoon with the greatest chance occurring on Wednesday. Humidity is also a concern this week with dewpoints in the 70s for most of the week!

Irma has passed but we do have other storms developing in the Atlantic. Tropical storm Maria has been increased to a category 1 hurricane and is moving towards the Carrebean and tropical storm Lee was decreased to a tropical depression. Both are still far away so it is not clear how we may be affected closer to home.

Danielle Davis