Hot Days Continue… Iso. PM Storms.. Thursday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot, hazy and humid again today, with only a few pop up storms on radar. Most areas will remain dry through this evening. The risk of a stray storm will diminish by sunset.

Fall officially begins on Friday, but it will not feel much like Fall. Temperatures will top out in the lower 90s, with a heat index in the middle to upper 90s. A passing afternoon shower or storm can’t be ruled out, but most areas remain dry through Sunday.

Next week, drier air will filter into the area. Highs will top out in the upper 80s, with little to no rain chance. Skies will remain mostly sunny.

Maria is still a major hurricane just southeast of the Bahamas. Winds have increased to 120mph, but additional intensification appears unlikely. A slow weakening trend will take over by late weekend and into next week, as Maria passes between Bermuda and the US. I don’t see any evidence of this making landfall in the US.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Hot Humid Days Ahead… forecast update 10pm @wvua23 #alwx

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngVery warm day this afternoon with highs in the upper 80s low 90s. Feels like temperatures hit the upper 90s to 100s in some cities like Tuscaloosa and Jasper! Very humid day out with dewpoints in the 70s as well.

Tonight will stay mostly clear with lows back in the upper 60s low 70. Tomorrow some areas may see some fog early in the AM but that will clear to make for a sunny afternoon. Expect a similar day to today with a chance for some afternoon showers.

The first day of fall is on Friday but those leaves aren’t changing just yet. Highs for the week are staying in the upper 80s low 90s. Rain chances move out of your forecast Sunday.

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico today as a cat 4 hurricane and devastated the area. The whole island is without power. Now the storm is passing back into the Atlantic and has become a cat 2. Over the next several days it will move back up to a cat 3 at it move in the ocean far enough from the US coast as to not affect us very much.

Danielle Davis

Few PM Storms Possible Ahead… Hot Days… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! At 4:15pm, scattered showers and storms continue to move southeast across Alabama. While some areas are missing the random afternoon downpours, some spots are getting a quick heavy burst of rain. Storms are moving quickly and will not last long in one spot. Expect the risk of isolated storms to fade away this evening, with some areas of fog developing overnight.

Wednesday through Friday will feature hot, hazy and humid summer days. We’ll top out near 90, with the risk of a few pop up afternoon storms. The risk of rain over the next few days stands at 30%. Lows at night will drop into the lower 70s. The first official day of Fall is on Friday.

Drier air will take over this weekend, with a good supply of sunshine. Temperatures will remain rather hot, but dewpoints will drop some..

In the tropics, we have hurricane Jose, with winds at 75mph. Jose will remain in open waters, but breezy conditions will extend to the coastal sections of the mid Atlantic states and northeast.

Maria is a much more serious hurricane, with winds sustained at 165mph! Maria is a category 5 hurricane and will be moving over Puerto Rico on Wednesday as a category 4 or 5 hurricane. This will be catastrophic for areas that experience the eyewall. Maria will gradually weaken over the weekend, likely below major hurricane status. US impacts are unlikely, as models turn the storm north well before the US.

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For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

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

Scattered Storms Increasing by MidWeek… Monday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! It’s feeling more like summer again today, as we close out the summer season. Temperatures in many areas have reached the 90 degree mark. A few isolated showers are on radar, but most of the area is dry. Patchy fog will develop tonight, with a low in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Moisture will increase across the area on Tuesday, which will help to fuel a few scattered afternoon and evening storms. Highs will approach 90 on Tuesday, with a 30% coverage of scattered storms. By Wednesday, rain chances bump up to 50%, as upper air ridging weakens and moisture continues to pool up over the area. It will not rain all day, as storms will remain scattered.

We’ll maintain a chance of a few scattered storms through Saturday, but the risk of storms will gradually decrease each day. By Sunday and Monday, lower dewpoints should spread into the state.

In the tropics, Hurricane Jose continues to weaken. It will get close enough to the mid and upper Atlantic coast to bring breezy conditions. Areas east of Long Island are under a tropical storm warning. Maria is a powerful category 4 hurricane and it’s passing through the central Lesser Antilles now. Winds are sustained at 130mph, but strengthening will likely continue through Wednesday. By Wednesday, the eye should pass right over Puerto Rico, as a category 4 or 5 hurricane. This will be disastrous for some of the islands, but the wind field is rather small, so the main impacts will be right under the eye wall. Maria should turn north before reaching the US mainland.

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For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

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

Rain and Sun this Week… Forecast update 9pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PMWell It turned out to be a very warm day with highs in the upper 80s and some cities touching the mid 90s! Right now in Tuscaloosa feels like temperatures are still in the 80s!

Tomorrow morning will start off on the foggy side with temperatures around 70 degrees. The fog will clear to leave the day with mostly sunny skies and a high around 90. It sure doesn’t feel like fall here yet in central Alabama with highs all week trending in the upper 80s low 90s.

Tomorrow night sky will remain mostly clear with lows dropping back into the upper 60s. Tuesday will be a similar day to Monday but there is a chance for some evening showers so keep an umbrella handy just in case and hold onto it because Wednesday through Friday  showers are possible each afternoon with the greatest chance occurring on Wednesday. Humidity is also a concern this week with dewpoints in the 70s for most of the week!

Irma has passed but we do have other storms developing in the Atlantic. Tropical storm Maria has been increased to a category 1 hurricane and is moving towards the Carrebean and tropical storm Lee was decreased to a tropical depression. Both are still far away so it is not clear how we may be affected closer to home.

Danielle Davis

Game Day Forecast! Forecast update 12pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngToday is starting off gorgeous with temperatures in the upper 60s low 70s. It took a little while for the sun to peak through some clouds here in Tuscaloosa this morning but it has now and the day will get warm and humid!

Highs for the day will be in the upper 80s low 90s possible for some areas. We have a lot of moisture in the area today so expect some afternoon showers. Rain won’t be too heavy and shouldn’t last a long time.

Rain should clear in time for the Crimson Tide to kick off again Colorado State at 6pm. There’s a small chance the stadium may see a light drizzle but most models show us staying dry. By the end of the game temperatures will hit the mid to low 70s and all rain should be clear to make for an easier drive home.

Tomorrow there’s also a chance for some scattered showers as well in the afternoon. But still plan for a mostly sunny day. Sunshine continues through Tuesday and by Wednesday rain chances increase and you will see some storms during the day.

Highs for this week will stay in the upper 80s and lows will trend back in the upper 60s low 70s.

Happy Game Day and Roll Tide!

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

Warm Weather and Game Day Ahead! Forecast update 9pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngWe saw a gorgeous day here in central Alabama today with lots of sunshine and highs touching into the upper 80s for many areas. A few counties saw some light rain this evening that moved in from the Gulf, however, those have now passed. Tonight, plan for a mild evening in the upper 60s. When you wake up tomorrow you may see some light fog as you begin your day.

Tomorrow will be a mild day with highs in the upper 80s low 90s possible. A few stray showers are possible but any rain will be light and shouldn’t last very long. So don’t let that ruin your game day plans! By kickoff rain should clear.

Sunday will be another great day with a good dose of sunshine. That sunshine will continue through your Tuesday and by Wednesday rain chances move back into your forecast.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX