Scattered Storms Now… Intense Heat Ahead! Friday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23


Good Friday afternoon! At 5pm, scattered showers and storms over west Alabama are tracking eastward and gradually weakening. Expect a mild and muggy night, with showers and storms diminishing shortly after sunset. Temperatures will drop into the 70s.

Saturday will include a fair chance of scattered showers and storms. We’ll be on the eastern edge of an intense upper air ridge, and we often deal with an enhancement in the number of storms in relation to the ridge to our west and trough to the east. It will not rain all day, but I would keep the umbrella handy, as a few passing downpours will be possible at any point on Saturday, especially during the afternoon and evening.

On Sunday and Monday, the intense upper air ridge will progress eastward and over our area. This will send temperatures into the upper 90s, with a heat index nearing 110 to 112 by Monday and Tuesday.

A weak surface front will likely bring an increase in the number of scattered storms on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

The tropics are quiet in the Atlantic Basin.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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