Spring Where’d You Go? Sunday forecast update @wvua23 #alwx

7 Day -10PM SHOW.pngHot Hot Hot!! That is all I can say for this afternoon. Tuscaloosa has broken yet another heat record hitting 98 today. The old record was 95 set back in 2012!

I cannot stress enough the importance to be aware of how long you spend outdoors this week in very hot conditions. Tomorrow will be another sunny HOT afternoon with highs in the upper 90s and feels like temperatures in the 100s. Drink plenty of water and apply sunscreen because the UV index will be in the extreme category as an 11.

There is still a ridge sitting over us with high pressure just east of central Alabama which is causing this extreme heat. Severe weather continues to push through the central US through midweek. But it’s a great week to get to the beach where highs are a little cooler than here in central Alabama.

Much needed rain returns tot he forecast with a chance for a few isolated showers possible Thursday to Sunday.

Have a great Memorial Day and thank you to all who have served and have risked their lives for our country!

Danielle Davis

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Hot Days Continue. Saturday Forecast update #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -10PM SHOW.pngHappy Saturday everyone! Tuscaloosa set a new high record today touching 97 beating the old record of 96 set back in 1996! Record breaking heat continues as we have the chance to beat and tie records until Wednesday!

We are still sitting under this ridge and high pressure keeping us warm and dry. Water vapor imagery shows bone dry conditions all across the southeast. The Great Plain continue to get incredible amounts of rain and severe storms. Today is now Day 5 of storms for them and they will continue for the next few days.

Sunshine and extremely warm afternoons continue through Wednesday. By Wednesday we will “cool” into the mid 90s and low 90s on Thursday as a small rain chance returns back to the forecast. After a dry week we could use some rain here in central Alabama. Portions of east Alabama are recorded as abnormally low on the drought monitor. This is not severe but a little rain in the state would be nice!

Memorial Day is Monday and feels like temperatures will likely touch into the 100s so stay safe and drink plenty of water.

Danielle Davis

Triple Digits Possible This Weekend. Friday forecast update #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - 5PM SHOW.pngTGIF! Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone it is going to be a crazy hot one! We are still sitting under a ridge as well as high pressure giving us sunny, above average temperatures here in Alabama. Our average high for May is 84 degrees and we will sit above that by nearly 10 degrees most of the week.

Sunday highs will reach into the upper 90s to low 100s. If we hit 100 it will be the earliest Tuscaloosa has ever hit trip digits in a year. The current record is June and we could beat it by a week!

Memorial Day will hit the upper 90s to 100 across the state as well with lots sunshine. Record breaking heat lasts until Wednesday. We will start to cool into the mid 90s Wednesday and low 90s Thursday.

The chance for a few scattered showers returns on Thursday and becomes a little more collected on Friday. By no means will either day be a washout though!

The Great Plains is looking at day 4 of strong to severe storms. Flooding has become a catastrophic hazard especially along the Arkansas River where it is expected to reach 41ft by Sunday! Fortunately no flooding hazards here in Alabama but portions of east Alabama are now marked as abnormally low water levels on the drought monitor. Rain for the state would not be a bad thing!

Enjoy the weekend

Danielle Davis

@danielledaviswx

Record Breaking Heat This Week! Thursday forecast update #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - 5PM SHOW.pngHappy Thursday everyone! It was a scorching afternoon here in central Alabama. We beat a record high in Tuscaloosa Today hitting 95 beating the old record for May 23rd at 94 degrees. This won’t be the last time you hear that this week either as we sit under a ridge coupled with high pressure and southerly flow. This is why we are getting so hot here in the southeast!

All week temperatures will be at or above 10 degrees from the normal. Sunday highs will flirt with the 100s! The last time we saw this warm of temperatures was September 2018.

Tonight lows will drop to 70 with clear skies. It is warm and muggy now and we won’t see many “cool” nights this week. Plenty of sunshine is expected from now until next Thursday so your Memorial Day weekend plans aren’t going to be impacted by that, just be sure to stay hydrated and apply sunscreen when you step outdoors.

Danielle Davis

Hot is the Word! Wednesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Today, most of our area warmed well into the lower 90s. Tuscaloosa reached 94 under a mostly sunny sky. Expect temperatures to drop into the lower 70s tonight, under a clear sky.

Our forecast through Memorial Day weekend will feature very hot weather for May, with temperatures reaching the middle 90s  on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by upper 90s to near 100 by the weekend. Keep in mind, the average high for this time of the year for Tuscaloosa is in the mid 80s. We’ll be near record numbers each afternoon this week and into the upcoming weekend. There is no organized rain chance for the next 7 days. While I can’t rule out a stray afternoon shower or storm, I do not expect much of any rain chance.

The hottest day appears to be on Sunday, with a forecast high near 100, but keep in mind, temperatures will be in the upper 90s on Friday through the following Tuesday, with a heat index near or over 100.

Look for plenty of sunshine on Memorial Day, with a high near 98.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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Very Hot Days Ahead… Tuesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather turned out very hot again this afternoon, with most areas reaching the lower 90s. Tuscaloosa and Jasper were at 93 degrees as of 4pm. Expect a mild and muggy night tonight, with temperatures dropping into the lower 70s after midnight.

Wednesday through Memorial Day weekend will feature very hot weather for May, with temperatures reaching the middle 90s  on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by upper 90s to near 100 by the weekend. Keep in mind, the average high for this time of the year for Tuscaloosa is in the mid 80s. We’ll be near record numbers each afternoon this week and into the upcoming weekend. There is no organized rain chance for the next 7 days. While I can’t rule out a stray afternoon shower or storm, I do not expect much of any rain chance.

The hottest day appears to be on Sunday, with a forecast high near 100, but keep in mind, temperatures will be in the upper 90s on Friday through the following Tuesday, with a heat index near or over 100.

Look for plenty of sunshine on Memorial Day, with a high near 98.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

Very Hot Week Ahead! No Rain… Monday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather is quiet compared to the tornado outbreak happening this afternoon over north Texas and central Oklahoma, with a rare high risk there. An intense ridge over the southeastern US is starting to bake our area today in central and west Alabama. We’re in for a hot week and weekend ahead.

Tonight, look for temperatures to gradually cool into the 70s, with a low near 69 degrees by sunrise Tuesday morning. We’ll warm quiet a bit by mid afternoon on Tuesday, with a high around 93. Keep in mind, heat index will approach the upper 90s Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday through Memorial Day weekend will feature very hot weather for May, with temperatures reaching the middle 90s each afternoon. Keep in mind, the average high for this time of the year for Tuscaloosa is in the mid 80s. We’ll be near record numbers each afternoon this week and into the upcoming weekend. There is no organized rain chance for the next 7 days. While I can’t rule out a stray afternoon shower or storm, I do not expect much of any rain chance.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott