It’s Going to be Hot, Hot, Hot This Week…Sunday Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

Sevenday_640 (2)Good Sunday evening! We were blessed with once again dry weather and warm temperatures across the coverage area as temperatures managed to make it to the mid and upper 80s. Drier air has still been filtering in from the north, so dewpoints have stayed rather low helping to keep conditions rather comfortable. Expect dry weather to dominate as we go into the late evening and overnight hours. Overnight lows will be dropping into the lower 60s and skies will be mostly clear.

As we start the next work week on Monday and throughout the next seven days, plan on highs to be soaring into the lower and mid 90s making for a rather hot week. Each day will feature a mix of sun and clouds and likely we’ll see an afternoon pop-up shower or storm. However, the majority of the coverage area will stay dry during the day as upper-level riding will continue. On Tuesday, humidity levels will be increasing, so expect many more muggy-feeling days by mid-week and through the weekend.

Currently, we are monitoring the Gulf of Mexico for a potential tropical system to develop in the next upcoming days that could increase our shower and storm chances by the end of the week. It is much too far out to give any specifics, but be sure and plan on isolated to widely scattered showers and storms Friday through Sunday depending on how this system will play out.

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Chelsea Aaron
WVUA Weekend Meteorologist
caaron@wvua23.com
Twitter: @checkwithchels

High Temperatures and Dry Weather Continues…Saturday Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

Sevenday_640Good Saturday evening! Today was a beautiful day as temperatures reached the mid and upper 80s across Central Alabama and the coverage area managed to stay relatively dry. There were a few scattered showers associated along the southernmost portions of the state, but this activity was rather minimal. Expect dry conditions to continue as we go into the late evening and overnight hours, and skies will remain generally clear. Overnight lows will be falling into the lower 60s.

As we close out the weekend on Sunday, plan on yet again picture-perfect weather. Skies will likely feature more sun than clouds and highs will be climbing into the mid and upper 80s. Rain chances will still be absent from the forecast and overnight lows will drop back into the lower 60s.

Starting the next work week, we will begin to enter into a warming trend as highs will soar into the low and mid 90s on Monday and throughout the rest of next week. We also will begin to start feeling some mugginess in the air as humidity levels begin to increase due to returning southerly flow on Tuesday. This will likely cause heat index levels to rise by mid-week, so please be sure and stay hydrated. It is important to note that small chances for rain will make its way back into the forecast by the latter half of the week, but the majority of the coverage area will continue to follow a dry pattern. Plan on isolated showers and scattered afternoon pop-up storms generally everyday beginning Wednesday to Friday. We could see an increase in the number of showers and storms on Saturday, but this really all depends on a system that could be possibly developing over the Gulf of Mexico. Please check back in the next upcoming days for regular updates as this could change.

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Chelsea Aaron
WVUA Weekend Meteorologist
caaron@wvua23.com
Twitter: @checkwithchels

Plenty of Sunshine Ahead…Friday Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

Sevenday_640 (1)Good Friday afternoon! As a cold front passes through the state today, a few isolated showers and storms will form this afternoon and into the evening hours, but likely the majority of the coverage area will stay dry. Temperatures currently are in the mid and upper 80s as we are right at or approaching our highs. Expect a few clouds this evening and a lingering stray shower as we go into the overnight hours. Overnight lows will be falling into the low and mid 60s.

We will be getting several doses of sunshine as we kick off the weekend on Saturday, so plan on beautiful weather to accompany any outdoor activities you may have. Highs will remain in the mid 80s and we will likely see mostly sunny skies. We are expected to stay relatively dry throughout Central Alabama; however, the possibility of a shower or two cannot be ruled out. Plan on much of this moisture to stay limited to the southernmost portion of the state. Overnight lows will be dropping back into the low 60s.

As we close out the weekend on Sunday, and into much of the next upcoming work week, expect the weather to feature much of the same story. Everyday will be filled with plenty of sunshine and we will begin to enter into a warming trend. By Monday highs will be topping out in the upper 80s and then by Tuesday we will be soaring into the lower 90s. We could see a chance for a few isolated showers by the latter part of the week, but dry conditions will likely prevail for the majority of each day, so enjoy some fun in the sun!

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Chelsea Aaron
WVUA Weekend Meteorologist
caaron@wvua23.com
Twitter: @checkwithchels

Few Storms Through Friday… Dry and Sunny Weekend Ahead… Thursday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

UntitledGood Thursday afternoon! A few scattered showers and storms on radar are moving northeast across west Alabama. It is not raining everywhere, but some spots are getting a few passing downpours.

Showers will be possible on Friday, but the number will be a bit lower as drier air begins to take over. Expect skies to become mostly sunny over the weekend, with a drier, less humid airmass arriving. Highs will remain in the lower 80s over the weekend, with overnight temperatures in the lower 60s.

Next week, we’ll begin to heat back up a bit, with temperatures approaching the lower 90s by Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The tropics are quiet for the moment…

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Scattered Showers/Storms Possible Though Friday… Wednesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! We’ve had a number of showers and storms impact our area today, with one main wave of storms moving eastward across east Alabama as of 5pm. A few more storms have developed near Demopolis and Livingston. All showers and storms are moving east or northeast. Showers will be possible at times tonight, but widespread rain overnight is unlikely.

Scattered showers and storms will be possible on Thursday, but I don’t expect a widespread heavy rain event. Temperatures will reach the middle 80s Thursday afternoon, with a chance of a passing storm or two at any time.

Showers will be possible on Friday, but the number will be a bit lower as drier air begins to take over. Expect skies to become mostly sunny over the weekend, with a drier, less humid airmass arriving. Highs will remain in the lower 80s over the weekend, with overnight temperatures in the lower 60s.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
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Rain at Times Through Friday… Tuesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather was wet across the state today, with a good soaking rain for many areas. Widespread showers continue this evening and we’ll maintain the chance of scattered showers overnight. Temperatures will hold near 70 for most of the night.

Wednesday and Thursday will feature a good chance of occasional showers and storms. I don’t expect an all day rain both days, but it would be wise to keep the umbrella handy. Given the moisture and uplift overhead, showers and storms will be possible any time day or night through Thursday, with good breaks between the rain. Expect highs in teh lower 80s next 2 days.

Showers will be possible on Friday, but the number will be a bit lower as drier air begins to take over. Expect skies to become mostly sunny over the weekend, with a drier, less humid airmass arriving. Highs will remain in the lower 80s over the weekend, with overnight temperatures in the lower 60s.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Scattered Late Afternoon/Evening Time Storms for Memorial Day… Slightly Cooler Temperatures on Wednesday! Sunday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Sunday Evening! A hot day was recorded here in Tuscaloosa with highs reaching a solid 92 degrees! Temperatures this evening are cooling off nicely into the 70s and will gradually drop tonight into the upper 60s. A few showers may work its way in from the south, however, all should dissipate before midnight.

We’ll see a mostly clear morning to start off Memorial day tomorrow with temperatures warming up nicely into the upper 80s! Scattered thunderstorms will be expected by later afternoon and into the evening time hours. Some of these will have the possibility of becoming severe. Large hail and winds up to 60 mph or greater are the main threats within these, so have a plan just in case, especially if you get out on any lakes!

Most thunderstorm activity will subside by the overnight hours tomorrow allowing for lows to cool down into the upper 60s. This scattered thunderstorm trend looks to stick with us through this week!

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Christopher Pipkin
WVUA Weekend Meteorologist
cpipkin@wvua23.com
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Another Hot Day Tomorrow! Scattered Storms Expected Through Next Week… Saturday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Saturday evening! A hot day settled in for Tuscaloosa with highs reaching into the lower 90s. A evening storm pushed through the county, delivering an outflow boundary which cooled us off a good bit. Temperatures will hover around the upper 60s tonight with skies coming clear partly clear by early tomorrow morning.

Another hot day is expected tomorrow with highs reaching the lower 90s. Scattered storms are also expected by late afternoon and into the evening with some of them having the potential of becoming severe. Most of these will be widespread so don’t be surprised if you do not receive one!

This scattered storm trend will stay with us throughout the coming week with temperatures staying in the upper 80s.

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Christopher Pipkin
WVUA Weekend Meteorologist
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Severe Thunderstorm Warnung Issued for Pickens County Until 6:45 P.M. #alwx @wvua23

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Northeastern Pickens County in west central Alabama… Until 645 PM CDT.

At 558 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Carrollton,
moving northeast at 45 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include…
Gordo, Reform, Carrollton, Owens, Kirk, Dillburg, North Pickens
Airport and Lubbub.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southwestern Pickens and North Central Sumter County Until 6:15 P.M. #alwx @wvua23

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued aSevere Thunderstorm Warning for…
Southwestern Pickens County in west central Alabama…
North central Sumter County in west central Alabama…

Until 615 PM CDT.

At 531 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Cooksville,
or 12 miles southwest of Aliceville, moving northeast at 20 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include…
Aliceville, Pickensville, McMullen, Garden, Johnston Lake, Panola,
Bevill Lock And Dam, Gainesville Lake Campground, Dillburg,
Cochrane and George Downer Airport.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.