Typical Summer Pattern Will Return This Week…Sunday Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

Sevenday_640 (11).jpgGood Sunday evening! Barry has been recently downgraded to a tropical depression and will continue to weaken during the overnight hours. According to latest reports, several portions of Mississippi have experienced heavy rain today, while Alabama remained dry for the most part. During the afternoon and evening hours, there were many showers and storms across the coverage area, but these will soon taper off by midnight. Lows tonight will be in the lower 70s and expect mostly cloudy skies.

On Monday and throughout much of this week, the threat of storms and showers will continue to diminish as Barry continues to weaken and move northward towards the Ohio Valley. Expect widely scattered and isolated showers and storms to develop over the next upcoming days due to the return of a classic summer setup featuring hot and muggy conditions. Highs will top out in the low to mid 90s as a high pressure ridge begins building back over the Southeast and lows will remain in the low to mid 70s.

Thursday through Saturday, heat indices could exceed 105 degrees in some portions of Central Alabama, so it is important to stay hydrated during the day and to limit strenuous outdoor activities. The latest model data shows no signs of relief from the heat anytime soon.

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Chelsea Aaron
WVUA Weekend Meteorologist
Twitter: @checkwithchels


Isolated Tornado Possible This Afternoon for West AL… Sunday Update 9am

Low end risk of an isolated tornado or two this afternoon for west AL. These are typically quick, spin-ups when dealing with a tropical system. Have a way to get warnings just Incase one is posted for your area. The risk ends by 10pm.

Showers and storms will be scattered, but where they develop, expect a heavy downpour.

Richard Scott