Nice For Now… Severe Storms on Thursday… Monday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23


Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather started off chilly this morning, with most spots in the 40s at sunrise. The higher sun angle this time of the year allowed for temperatures to rapidly increase into the lower 70s by the afternoon. Expect a cool night tonight, with upper 40s widespread across the area.

Tuesday and Wednesday, we’re back in the lower 80s, as warm gulf air comes northward. Skies remain mostly sunny until Wednesday afternoon when high cirrus clouds increase.

A deep upper air trough will dig to our west, sending a deepening surface low to the northwest of Alabama. As uplift, shear and instability increase across the area Thursday afternoon, severe storms will become possible. Midday Thursday through midnight is the best window for strong to severe storms. All modes of severe weather will be possible with this event. We’ll be more specific tomorrow, as higher resolution data can “see” the event.

Temperature will be much cooler on Friday, with a high struggling to reach 60 degrees. Clouds remain thick with a few showers becoming possible.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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