Hot Summer Days Ahead… Less Humid by Monday… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! It has turned out to be a hot and humid day across the state, with temperatures approaching 90 in many areas. Heat index has even topped 100 in a few spots! Expect a mild and muggy evening, with temperatures gradually dropping back into the 70s.

Friday through Saturday will be more of a summer like pattern. We’ll remain under a muggy airmass, so I can’t rule out a few scattered tropical downpours. Rain should be more scattered to isolated, compared to our widespread rain we have had. Rain chances will remain at 30% through the weekend. Drier and less humid air comes in by early next week.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Hot Days Ahead…. Few Storms Possible… Wednesday Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday evening! We’ve had some wild flash flooding issues this morning across portions of central Alabama, with a strip of 3 to 6 inches of rain from a morning round of storms near Eutaw, Greensboro, Marion and Clanton. The risk of scattered showers and storms will diminish overnight tonight.

Thursday through Saturday will be more of a summer like pattern. We’ll remain under a muggy airmass, so I can’t rule out a few scattered tropical downpours. Rain should be more scattered to isolated, compared to our widespread rain we have had. Rain chances may increase some on Sunday, as a weak front moves into the state. Drier and less humid air comes in by early next week.

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Richard Scott
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Summer Pattern Ahead… Hot Days… Scattered PM Storms… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! At 4pm, what is left of Alberto is spinning across extreme northwest Alabama, moving into Tennessee. There is still a core of heavy rain right around the center, especially on the west side. It is interesting to note that the heavier rain and flooding issues were near and within 60 miles of the west side of the center of Alberto as it moved northwest across the state. Typically, the heavier rain is on the east side, but this one was a bit different. We had rain totals of 2-4 inches widespread in a strip from Selma/Montgomery to Centreville/Clanton to Tuscaloosa to Fayette to Hamilton, with lower totals to the east and west of that strip. In-fact, most of Sumter, Greene & Marengo County hardly got any rain at all due to the sharp cut-off gradient of rain on the west side.

A few scattered showers will remain possible this evening and tonight, but widespread flooding rain is not expected. Lows will drop into the lower 70s overnight. We’ll maintain the risk of scattered showers and storms on Wednesday, especially during the afternoon. Keep in mind, not everyone will get rain on Wednesday as they will be scattered.

We will move into a summer pattern again by Thursday through the upcoming weekend. Highs will reach the lower 90s, with lows in the lower 70s. We could even reach the mid 90s on Saturday and Sunday, with the chance of a few scattered afternoon storms.

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Richard Scott
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Heavy Rain Tonight into Tuesday… Latest on Alberto… 4pm Monday

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Good Monday afternoon! Subtropical Storm Alberto has made landfall just west of Panama City, FL this afternoon and continues its track north or northwest this evening. The center will move into deep south Alabama tonight and push into central Alabama after midnight.

Below is the 4pm track update from the National Hurricane Center. Winds are down to 45mph and weakening. Wind will not be an issue in Alabama. Rain will be heavy at times tonight through Tuesday morning, then gradually decreasing in coverage by Tuesday afternoon. Rain amounts will vary drastically from west Alabama to central Alabama. If you’re along and east of I-65, rain amounts of 2-4″ will be common near the core of Alberto. The center will be near Birmingham at 6am Tuesday morning, then near Cullman at 1pm tomorrow afternoon. If you’re in west AL near the state line, rain amounts of 0.25 to 0.50″ will be maximum. There’s always a sharp cut-off rain gradient on the west side of the circulation. The heaviest rain again will be across central Alabama and east Alabama. The heavier core of rain will end over central Alabama by early afternoon on Tuesday, with lingering showers through the afternoon.

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Tropical Update 10PM @WVUA23 #alwx

024444_5day_cone_no_line_and_windWe will start seeing the rainfall from Alberto approach central Alabama later tonight and into Monday morning.  Expect some heavy rain showers for tomorrow, with the heaviest showers most likely being to the east of Birmingham where some rain fall totals will reach close to 3″.  Winds may gust up to 30 mph at times on Monday, and rain sticks around until Tuesday evening, and showers will lighten up by Tuesday night.

Tropical update 6 o’clock @WVUA23 #alwx

Wind speeds have increased in tropical storm Alberto to about 50 mph. The storm is still expected to make landfall early Monday afternoon then weaken into a depression as it approaches central Alabama early Tuesday morning. Still expecting total rainfall amounts to be close to 3 inches and maybe a few more for you folks east of Birmingham.

Things clear up on Wednesday Morning.

-Meteorologist Matt Breland

@brelandmattwx

Next 3 Days Look to be Rainy, Warmer Air to Come -Sunday Weather update @WVUA23 #alwx

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We will see some persistent rain showers to start Memorial Day.  Those rain showers will become heavier during the day as tropical storm Alberto crosses through Alabama during the day, some showers will bring rainfall totals close to 3″.  Rainy conditions will last into Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.

By later in the afternoon on Wednesday, we will be back to normal weather patterns.  A few showers and pop up thunderstorms will be likely later in the day, with mostly cloudy skies.

We really start to warm up by Thursday.  Temperatures will be in the lower 90s for the rest of the week, with partly cloudy skies and the chances for later afternoon showers and thunderstorms will still remain in the forecast.

-Meteorologist Matt Breland

@brelandmattwx