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Drier Air Ahead… Typical Summer Heat… Tuesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

asdfwe.pngGood Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather was very hot again today, with air temperatures approaching 100 in many areas, with a heat index of 110 to 115 during the early to mid afternoon. Expect a very warm night, with 80s after sunset, through the pre-dawn hours tomorrow. We’ll drop into the upper 70s just before sunrise Wednesday.

A weak surface front will move tonight, and that will bring a few scattered showers and storms to northern Alabama tonight. Storms will fizzle before reaching I-20 early tomorrow morning, then re-fire south of I-20 Wednesday afternoon, as drier air takes over the northern half of the state. It sure appears much of our area will be dry by Wednesday afternoon, as drier air continues to push in from the north. Heat index won’t be an issue for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but air temperatures will remain fairly hot. Look for low to mid 90s during the afternoon Wednesday through Saturday, with lows in the lower 70s.

Moisture will increase again late in the weekend and early next week, and this will allow for a risk of scattered afternoon storms to return to Alabama.

The tropics remain quiet…

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Richard Scott
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