Temperatures Trending Above Average for the Week Ahead….Sunday Afternoon Forecast Update#alwx @wvua23

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8 days into the fall season and our temperatures are still stuck in summer! Today, temperatures are going to be in the high 80s, with a slight chance to see an isolated afternoon thundershower due to the daytime heating. Tonight, temperatures drop into the low 70s, and we’ll be under a mostly cloudy sky.

Monday looks to be our wettest day of the week, with the greatest chance to see rain. Might as well go ahead and get the rain over with at the start of the week! Expect scattered thunderstorms after the lunch time hour tomorrow, with temperatures back up into the upper 80s. Mostly cloudy tomorrow as well, so that will keep our temperatures some what okay!

As for the remainder of the week, we reach 90s by Wednesday, and our chances to see an afternoon shower decrease, so most of central Alabama will be remaining dry. It is going to be very hot and humid this week! Low temperatures will be in the upper 60s to low 70s.

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Hot Temperatures and A Chance to See Some Showers…Saturday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Another hot day here in central Alabama, but it didn’t feel too bad under a partly cloudy sky. Temperatures reached upper 80s here, and the rain stayed away for our Saturday. Tonight, lows will be back down into the mid 60s, but that will be changing as we head into a new work week. Some areas could also run into some patchy fog.

Monday looks to be our best chance to see scattered rain showers/thunderstorms due to central Alabama being under the influence of a deep ridge. Some spots will continue to remain dry. Temperatures will continue to stay in the upper 80s for Monday as well. Monday night, temperatures fall back into the lower 70s.

Tuesday through Saturday, the rain chances slim down to 20% for the remainder of the week, and temperatures are still continuing to stay in the upper 80s. It is not going to feel fall like any time soon here.

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Friday Afternoon Forecast Update 4:00 PM – #alwx @wvua23

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TGIF everyone! Even though we stayed mostly cloudy, today felt amazing outside and we got a little taste of fall temperatures. Don’t expect it to stick around though, tomorrow we’re back up to a warm 87 degrees, but on the bright side, the humidity values are low, so the temperatures won’t feel too bad tomorrow. There is a VERY slim chance to see a passing shower tomorrow, but expect mostly sunny conditions. For tomorrow night, temperatures will be back down into the upper 60s, with a partly cloudy sky. Could also see some patchy fog in some places as well.

As for Sunday, Sunday looks to be a greater chance to see rain, at 50%. Most areas will continue to remain dry, but we can’t rule out seeing a stray shower or two. Partly cloudy skies as well for Sunday, with temperatures back up into the upper 80s.

Heading into the work week ahead, the 80s will be sticking around for the remainder of the week, and a slight chance to see a passing thunderstorm as we reach the daytime heating. The good news, the humidity levels seem to remain low, so temperatures will actually be feeling like upper 80s, instead of muggy conditions.

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Drier Days Ahead… Thursday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather was wet again today, with a good deal of rain and cloud cover. At 4:30pm, rain is ongoing for a large portion of central Alabama, with mainly dry conditions coming into areas northwest of I-59. Drier conditions will filter in tonight, with some areas of fog tonight. Expect lows in the middle to upper 60s.

While a stray shower or two is possible on Friday, the latest model data has really dried our area out. I’ve still got a 10% risk of a stray shower or two, mainly south of I-59. Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Friday, with a high in the middle 80s.

Saturday and Sunday will feature a mostly sunny sky, with highs reaching the upper 80s. Some spots could touch 90 on Sunday.

A few showers will arrive on Monday, but most areas will remain dry. Rain chances on Monday stand at 30%. Drier air will then return for Tuesday through Thursday of next week. Expect highs in the upper 80s, with lows in the upper 60s.

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Richard Scott
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Storms For Now… Hot Weekend Ahead… Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather has been wet across our area, with some flooding issues being reported in spots as well. Widespread 1 to 2 inches of rain fell across most of west and central Alabama, with isolated spots of up to 4″ under the heavier downpours. At 4:45pm, areas of rain and thunder continue across our area, and we’ll hang onto the chance of some rain at times through tonight. I don’t expect the coverage of rain to be as widespread tonight as earlier today.

Another round of showers and storms will develop and move across the state on Thursday. While it won’t rain all day non-stop, there will be some areas of locally heavy rain involved. Expect temperatures to remain in the lower 80s for highs due to the clouds and rain at times.

Drier air will filter in on Friday through the weekend, with hotter temperatures making a return. Highs will reach the upper 80s on Saturday and approaching 90 degrees on Sunday. There is a small chance of a stray shower or storm, but many areas will remain dry this weekend.

Early next week is looking hot, with a good dose of sunshine each afternoon. Highs will reach the lower 90s each afternoon.

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Richard Scott
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Storms Continue… Tuesday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather turned out a little hotter than expected today due to some midday sunshine. Tuscaloosa made it to 91 this afternoon and Birmingham hit 90. Scattered showers and storms are moving northeast across central Alabama, but not everyone will get a passing downpour. I do expect a fairly good chance of a passing shower or storm through the evening hours as a weakening surface front enhances uplift over our area.

As the front stalls across northern Alabama Wednesday, we’ll maintain a good chance of occasional showers and storms. Storms will dump heavy rain in a short period of time due to the high amounts of tropical moisture available. Given the uplift and soupy air in place, there could easily be a few overnight or morning showers and storms. I do expect a widespread coverage of storms Wednesday in our area, possibly beginning northwest of I-59 in the early morning hours, then slowly shifting southeast through the day.

Rain chances remain at 90% on Wednesday, then at 60% on Thursday before the risk of showers and storms will decrease some by Friday and over the upcoming weekend. I expect a fair chance of scattered storms on Friday and Saturday, just not the widespread coverage like we’ll see on Wednesday. Models are in fair agreement that the front will stall near I-20 Friday and over the weekend, with a better chance of a few scattered showers happening south of I-20, with more isolated to limited chances to the north. Temperatures will remain rather hot, with highs in the upper 80s.

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Showers & Storms Ahead…Monday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather has been wet for many areas at times today, with scattered to numerous storms moving from south to north across the state. While it has not been a steady all day rain, many communities have dealt with a few passing downpours randomly through midday and into the afternoon. I expect scattered showers to remain possible through the overnight hours.

As a surface front stalls across northern Alabama Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll maintain a good chance of occasional showers and storms. Storms will dump heavy rain in a short period of time due to the high amounts of tropical moisture available. Given the uplift and soupy air in place, there could easily be a few overnight or morning showers, but the higher rain chance will arrive during the afternoon and evening hours.

Rain chances remain at 70% to 80% through Thursday, before the risk of showers and storms will decrease some by Friday and over the upcoming weekend. Models are in fair agreement that the front will stall near I-20 Friday and over the weekend, with a better chance of a few scattered showers happening south of I-20, with more isolated to limited chances to the north. Temperatures will remain rather hot, with highs in the upper 80s.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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