Storms move in this weekend… forecast update 9pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PMIt sure does not seem like we are in the winter season! Highs today touched into the low 80s again today. Here in Tuscaloosa we beat another high record. The high today was 83 and the old record was 80 set back in 1980! WOW!!!

Tonight is going to be a dry evening, however, we do still have winds coming from the south bringing in some Gulf moisture and making dew points sit in those 60s.

Tomorrow will be another gorgeous day with a good dose of sunshine and warm temperatures. With daytime heating we may see a pop up shower or two later in the afternoon but don’t worry about rain ruining any plans till Friday night when some showers will move in around 9-10pm.

Saturday will be a pretty muggy day as clouds begin to move in as a front begins to pass through bringing storms at night with a chance for severe weather. The SPC has put out a severe outlook for this day where areas north of I-20 are in a slight risk and south are in a marginal. The chances for tornadoes is still low so don’t worry too much but just stay updated with us because we will notify you the second anything changes.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

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Sunshine and Showers This Week… Forecast Update 4pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PMGood Wednesday afternoon. It was another warm day far surpassing previous records set across central Alabama. Tuscaloosa’s old record of 79 was beat today at 82. Birmingham’s old of 78 beat today by 81. Montgomery and Anniston have beat their old records by 4 degrees!

If you step outside you’ll notice it is breezy. Winds are around 6-12 mph and coming from the south. This means we are receiving moisture from the Gulf making dew points in the mid to upper 60s. What that means for you is that it feels more like late spring early summer outdoors right now.

Tonight there is a chance for showers so be sure to keep that raincoat by the door. Most showers will be later in the night after 10pm but afternoon showers are possible as well.

Tomorrow will be a mild day with partly cloudy skies. After some early showers the day will reach into the low 80s with another chance to beat a heat record. Friday though, will be the best day to enjoy outside with more sunshine expected and a smaller rain chance.

Saturday a front will move in a bring showers and storms for your weekend through Monday. By Tuesday you can expect highs to cool down a bit and sunshine to return.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @danielledaviswx

Cloudy Days Returning… Forecast Update 4 pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngWell the day started off gorgeous! Highs for the day touching 81 degrees in Tuscaloosa, tying the old record set in 2014! Highs through Friday are expected to meet or even exceed old records set. This is unusual for this time of year. Temperatures are usually barely reaching into the 60s in the afternoon and we are experiencing lows in the mid 60s!

Tomorrow will be an interesting day. There is a cold front moving our way south, but will fall just short of reaching us. This means precipitation chances have decreased. Areas may see a stray shower or two but nothing heavy. Rain totals through Friday fall short of a half an inch in more central counties.

Friday we will see partly sunny skies with almost no chance for showers so that will be another great day to get outside before storms move in on Saturday and Sunday. By Monday we will start to cool down again with highs in the upper 60s.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

Record Breaking Heat Today! Forecast update 9 pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngWell we hit record highs here in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham today! Tuscaloosa’s high of 79 beat the old record set just last year of 77. We got a good dose of sunshine and clouds today. It was a nice afternoon to get outside. Tonight is warm as well with lows dropping only back into the upper 50s low 60s. This is unusual because typically highs this time of year are in the low 60s.

Tomorrow expect another warm day with times of sun and clouds. Later in the afternoon there is a chance for a shower or two but nothing heavy. Clouds will increase later Tuesday to make way for another chance for rain on Wednesday and Thursday. Models continue to change how south this system will press so be prepared for a shower these days, but some southern counties may stay dry or only get a drizzle.

Friday will be another nice day with a limited chance for rain and a good dose of sunshine. Rain is in the forecast each day this week, however rain total predictions say central Alabama should see less than an inch.

Danielle Davis

Cloudy start to the week with more rain on the way… Sunday Forecast Update – 7:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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After a rainy and cloudy weekend, we will see lower rain chances for the start of our work week.  We will be much warmer than average this week.  Temperatures on Monday will reach the lower 80s and we will likely see the sun only a few times in the afternoon.  A light passing drizzle cannot be ruled out for tomorrow either, and expect those temperatures to reach the lower 60s that night.

We will keep this warming trend for Tuesday as well, expect warm temperatures again and cloudy skies.  We start to see a bit of an increase in our rain chances Wednesday as a front will be hovering over northern Mississippi.  This will increase our cloud cover for Wednesday, making for a muggy and warm day.

Expect rain showers for Thursday as that front will be getting a bit closer to us.  It will not be powerful enough to effect the temperatures though.  Our highs for the remainder of the week will stay in the upper 70s, and the lows will be in that lower 60s range.  We will still have some pesky cloudiness for the weekend, as winds will stay out of the south, delivering some moisture to the area.

Cloudy and Warm days ahead… Saturday Forecast Update – 8:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Saturday evening!  We are anticipating a cloudy and much warmer week here in T-town.  Temperatures at the beginning of the week will be in the lower 80s and our lows will only be in the mid to lower 60s.

Our rain chances will increase a little bit on Wednesday afternoon, as a weak front will be approaching but that will not knock the temperatures down too much.  The remainder of the week will bring temperatures in the lower to upper 70s.  So we will still be a good bit warmer than what we have been use to these past few weeks.

We cannot expect much sunshine to be in our grasp either.  Cloudy skies will be with us all week along with slight rain chances as we get closer to the weekend.  So plan for a cloudy and much warmer week!

Few Weekend Showers Possible… Very Warm Next Week! Friday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! Right on schedule, our early afternoon cold front has reached I-20, and temperatures are dropping into the 50s behind the front. This will be a very short-lived cooler airmass, as temperatures warm back into the 60s this weekend and 80s next week. The showers along and ahead of the cold front are light and fast moving. We had a quick burst of light rain in Tuscaloosa for 15 to 20 minutes, now it’s dry and cool. Temperatures will fall into the upper 40s north of I-20 tonight, with 50s to the south.

Saturday will be a day with a mostly cloudy sky and a few passing showers. The best chance of showers will be north of I-20, where conditions could be fairly wet over the Tennessee Valley. For areas south of I-20, there could be a quick light shower or two, but widespread rain is unlikely. To be safe, keep the umbrella handy on Saturday, as a few passing showers will randomly pass through the area. A warm front will lift north on Sunday, with the risk of a few showers along the front.

Very warm air will take over by Monday and Tuesday, with widespread low 80s! A humid airmass will also accompany the warmer temperatures, so overnight lows will modify into the 60s.

Models continue to pump up the ridge over the Gulf for the middle of next week, and model data is backing off on the risk of rain on Wednesday and Thursday, as the front could stall to our west. I’ve lowered the rain chance to reflect that trend, but we’ll keep an eye on it, as any change in where the front stalls could increase or decrease our rain chance. Temperatures appear to be very mild through next weekend.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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