Cool Tonight… Hot Days Return… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! It has turned out to be a beautiful late May day, with plenty of sunshine and pleasant conditions. Highs have struggled to reach the mid 70s in many areas this afternoon, which is well below average for late May. Expect a cool and clear night tonight, with a low in the mid 50s.

High pressure nearby will keep our area sunny on Friday, with highs rebounding into the upper 80s. The upper air trough will quickly pull away on Friday, really allowing for a fast warm-up. As a south wind develops over the weekend, muggy air will also return. Look for a small chance of a stray afternoon shower or storm on Saturday but rain is unlikely to begin Memorial Day Weekend.

Scattered storms will be possible late in the evening on Sunday to the north of I-20, but it appears that the higher rain chance will come Sunday night and into the day on Monday. Scattered showers and storms will be likely at times on Memorial Day. I do not expect an all day rain, but there may be an hour or two worth of rain at your house. Highs will remain in the 80s on Monday and Tuesday.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Cool With Showers Now… Hot Air Returns Soon… Wednesday Forecast Update- 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! We continue in this unsettled pattern this afternoon, with scattered to numerous showers on radar. The rain this afternoon is behind the front, which is evident with the much cooler airmass. At 4pm, temperatures are generally in the middle 60s, which is incredible for late May. Record cool high temperatures have been met at many observations today. It is late May, and any cool air this time of the year will be short lived, as a return of hot air will be back by Friday.

Expect a few showers to remain possible through tonight, with an upper level low moving right over central and north Alabama. Skies will remain mostly cloudy overnight, with a low in the lower 50s. Sunshine will rapidly return on Thursday, as the upper air trough progresses to our east. Drier air will quickly filter into the area, allowing for conditions to dry out. Expect highs in the upper 70s on Thursday.

We’ll return into the upper 80s on Friday, with full sunshine. As we move into Memorial Day weekend, heat and humidity will be back. Look for clouds to gradually increase on Saturday, but widespread rain is not expected. Scattered showers and storms will become possible late in the day on Sunday, with widespread storms possible Sunday night. I expect a good chance of scattered storms to carry into Monday, but it’s uncertain if it will be a elevated rain chance all day or ending during the morning. The forecast for Monday all depends on what time the front arrives. Conditions will become dry again by Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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Showers Continue… Dry Days Ahead… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! It has been a wet few days across Alabama, as an upper air trough parked just west of Alabama continues to send wave after wave of scattered showers to occasional rain. The trough is about to kick east and will send a cold front through Alabama early Wednesday morning. This will bring a very short-lived cool snap to Alabama on Wednesday.

Showers are ongoing across a good portion of west and central Alabama this afternoon, with the axis of rain and storms mainly affecting areas along and north of I-59 as of 4pm. Showers and storms are drifting northeast. Expect temperatures to drop into the 60s tonight, with patchy areas of fog.

The cold front will approach west Alabama around sunrise Wednesday, with a  wave of rain and thunder expected ahead of the front. This could mean for a wet drive to work early Wednesday morning. The early morning wave of rain will move out of the area by mid to late morning, but occasional showers and drizzle will continue into the afternoon and evening hours. Expect highs to struggle to reach the low 70s Wednesday afternoon.

Drier air will slowly take over on Thursday, with clouds decreasing by lunch. Expect a sunny end to our Thursday, with a high in the upper 70s. We’ll notice plenty of sunshine on Friday, with a quick warm-up. Highs will reach the upper 80s on Friday, then nearing 90 on Saturday.

Another cold front will approach late in Memorial Day weekend, with a risk of rain and storms sometime late Sunday and into the day on Monday. The timing appears a little uncertain at the moment, but keep in mind parts of Sunday and Monday could be wet.

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Richard Scott
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Rain Tonight… Showers Through Wednesday… Much Cooler Ahead… Monday Forecast Updae – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather has been gloomy over the past few days, as clouds and occasional rain continue to impact the forecast. We’ll take what rain we can get right now as we’re about to get into our dry season.

Deep tropical moisture over our area and uplift associated with an slow approaching upper air trough will help to kick off lots of rain tonight. Rain is already falling as of 4:25pm across a good chunk of Alabama and that will only increase through this evening. Expect locally heavy rain in some areas, especially south of I-20 tonight, where a flash flood watch remains in effect until Tuesday night. The main batch of moderate to occasionally heavy rain will come to an end early Tuesday morning, with passing showers possible at any point through the afternoon and evening. Highs will top out in the upper 70s on Tuesday.

A cold front will move through on Wednesday, with the risk of occasional showers. Widespread heavy rain appears unlikely on Wednesday, but keep the umbrella handy. After the front passes the area and cooler air moves in on Wednesday, occasional showers and drizzle will continue. Highs will struggle to reach the lower 70s on Wednesday, which is highly unusual for the end of May! Rain amounts between now and Wednesday will approach 2-4″ for areas along and south of I-20, with 1-2″ for areas north of I-20.

Drier air will take over on Thursday, with highs in the 70s. Expect a gradual decrease in clouds by mid afternoon, with lots of sunshine on Friday. Highs will return into the upper 80s by Memorial Day Weekend.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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Showers and Sunshine ahead! @wvua23 #alwx

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Sunday evening today started off dry and cloudy. If you stepped outside you could feel how thick the air was with moisture! Highs for the afternoon in the low 80s for most areas. Tonight expect some showers to move in but they shouldn’t last long and will be light.

Monday will start off in the mid 60s with some clouds in the air. Expect times of Sunshine and clouds during morning and into the early afternoon. A few scattered showers are possible early in the day, but most will stay dry. More organized showers move in later this afternoon into the evening. Highs for the day will reach into the 80s for most but some areas may struggle.

Stronger showers will appear on Tuesday but nothing severe is expected with these storms. After showers the past couple of days the largest concern over the next several days will be flooding. Be aware of roadways as you travel throughout the next several days.

Wednesday will be a little cooler with highs only topping out in the low 70s. A few showers will appear again on Wednesday. Thursday morning will be a lot cooler in the low 50s, but expect sunny skies Thursday afternoon with highs heating up into the high 70s.

Plenty of sunshine for the rest of your weekend with highs back to their normal routine in the upper 80s low 90s possible for some areas.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

Rain, Rain, Not Going Away! @wvua23 #alwx

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngThe day started off very pleasant in the upper 60s high 80s for the afternoon but it will be ending with more showers. There were some reports about wind damage to structures from falling debris and hail. Temperatures right now are in the lower 70s upper 60s and will stay in the 60s for the evening. Rainfall totals for this afternoon:

Birmingham: 2.65 in

Montgomery: 4.50 in

Tuscaloosa: 0.62 in

Anniston: 1.37 in

Tomorrow there is some inconsistency between models and the National Weather Service about the timing of the showers but there will be rain throughout the day. The main concerns for tomorrow will be similar to the conditions today.
Over the next several days some cities to the east can expect to have collected over 2 inches of rain total and in more central Alabama around 1.5 inches. (Excluding Birmingham and Montgomery who have already passed those numbers)
A cold front moves into the state Monday morning and you can expect times of sunshine and clouds with a chance for showers. Most showers will be in the early morning hours. You won’t feel the cool air yet with highs will be in the lower 80s. Tuesday will start cooler in the lower 60 and rain will continue with some stronger systems. Nothing is looking severe at this time but conditions may change. Right now the main concerns with this storm is lightning, strong winds, and hail.
Wednesday will be the last day of showers. Highs will be in the low 70s and Wednesday night into Thursday morning lows will fall in the mid to low 50s!
Sunshine returns next Thursday and will stay into the weekend!
Danielle Davis
Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

Beautiful Day Today, But Showers Ahead! @wvua23 #alwx

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Friday evening, we saw a gorgeous day across the area today with highs hitting in the 90s in many areas. Enjoy this last little bit of sunshine before showers move in for the weekend. Tomorrow morning will stay dry with lows in the low 70s, but by Saturday afternoon showers will begin across the state. For the most past they will stay unorganized and scattered until the evening hours.

Rain will continue into Sunday when you can expect some heavier showers and lightning. There aren’t any concerns about severe weather associated with these showers. Rain will begin to settle out Monday morning and temperatures will hit in the low 80s Monday afternoon. There is a chance for some scattered showers to continue though. Monday night the air will cool down with areas struggling to reach into the 60s.

Tuesday showers continue and by Wednesday expect a cooler day in the mid 70s with a chance for rain as well. Thursday will heat back up and you can look forward to getting back outside and enjoying the sunshine Thursday and Friday!

 

Danielle Davis

Twittwer: @DanielleDavisWX