Very Hot Days for Now, but Cooler Ahead… Tuesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

Sevenday_640_jpg.pngGood Tuesday afternoon! For the first time in recorded history, Tuscaloosa reached 100 degrees in October. The average high is 82… Nearly 20 degrees above average!

There will be no change in the weather between now and Thursday. Upper level ridging will keep us hot and rain free through Thursday. Highs will reach the upper 90s during the afternoon hours, with lows in the lower 70s.

The ridge will begin to break down over the weekend, allowing for a weak surface front to move in from the north. I expect highs in the upper 80s over the weekend, with lows in the 60s.

Monday of next week, models are in good agreement of a stronger cold front pushing southward and into Alabama. There is evidence this front may pick up some Gulf moisture to produce a good coverage of showers and storms across the area. As we get closer, we’ll be able to fine-tune the forecast. Atleast there is hope for some rain. Temperatures could turn much cooler in response to the 2nd front on Monday and Tuesday.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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