Few Storms Possible Through Tuesday… Monday Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! As of 4:25pm, there are a good number of scattered storms ongoing across west and central Alabama, with some flash flooding issues reported around Birmingham and Oneonta. Storms are slow movers, so they will drop a lot of rain in a short period of time. Given the nature of scattered storms, some areas are getting a good soaking while other spots are hot and dry. Scattered storms will gradually diminish overnight.

With a weak upper air trough and low overhead, I expect a few scattered storms to re-develop on Tuesday. The best chance of seeing a passing storm will be during the afternoon hours, but a stray morning shower or storm can’t be ruled out. Expect a partly sunny sky on Tuesday, with a high in the upper 80s to near 90.

Upper level ridging will nose in from the west on Wednesday and Thursday, reducing rain chances to 20%. While an isolated afternoon or evening storm can’t be ruled out, most areas will remain dry.

A weak surface front will arrive on Saturday. The front should bring an increased coverage of scattered storms to the area during the day on Saturday.

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Hot Days and Summer Showers Continue.. forecast update 8pm #alwx @wvua23

Well it was a scorcher today! The western part of central Alabama was under another heat advisory for this afternoon. At 7 pm here in Tuscaloosa we were still at a heat index of 99! Some areas saw a brief shower or two during the afternoon. Tonight will stay dry with few clouds.

Tomorrow will start off mild in the mid 70s with partly cloudy skies for most areas. Plan for another hot day with highs in the 90s and feels like temperatures in the upper 90s to 100s. A calm wind will be turning mild from the southwest at around 5 miles per hour so don’t plan for a cool breeze when you step outside. Any relief from heat will come from some scattered showers possible in the afternoon. This will bring those feels like temperatures down a bit for areas that see this rain. Tomorrow night most rain will clear but a few lingering showers are possible to the east.

Tuesday plan for a similar day as well with times of sun and showers. Highs will be a little cooler with highs in the upper 80s for most areas while other cities like Jasper will likely reach into the low 90s. Plan again for scattered storms in the afternoon and a mostly calm wind. Wednesday rain chances will begin to decrease again highs back in the 90s with feels like temperatures possible in the 100s. But Luckily a cold front will push through closer to your weekend to cool those highs down a bit and a chance for a few scattered showers Saturday.

Danielle Davis

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Rain moving back into the forecast… forecast update 6 pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Saturday evening! It was a hot day outside with feels like temperatures reaching into the 100s. We are under a heat advisory until 9pm this evening. Tomorrow will be another hot day to aware of. If you have plans outside be sure to stay hydrated and apply sunscreen.

Scattered storms will move into central Alabama tomorrow afternoon but the day will not be a washout. Some areas will see thunderstorms while others may just see some light rain if any. Tomorrow evening a few showers may linger in the area but most will clear by 10pm to make for a mostly cloudy evening.

Monday and Tuesday rain will be a little more widespread during the afternoon, but again times of sun and storms. Areas that see rain will also see a little relief from that heat and a few areas may struggle to touch those 90s.

By Wednesday rain chances will decrease and few showers are possible each day through Saturday.  Hot and muggy days are to be expected throughout your entire week.

Danielle Davis

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Scattered Storms Increase Ahead… Friday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! At 4:30pm, a few scattered storms are ongoing over west and portions of central Alabama. Storms are generally moving west or southwest, with little action across east or north Alabama. Scattered storms will diminish this evening, with warm and muggy conditions expected tonight.

A weak upper air trough axis will dig across the southeast over the weekend, which will help to increase the number of scattered showers and storms. I do not expect it to rain all weekend, but there will be a few scattered storms from time to time. The best chance of getting a passing downpour will happen during the afternoon and evening. Highs will top out in the low 90s both Saturday and on Sunday.

Rain chances will increase some on Monday and Tuesday, as a weak surface front moves into the area from the northwest. This will bring a higher number of scattered storms to the area, but I do not expect an all day type of rain event. The best chance of getting a passing storm will be during the afternoon, but I can’t rule out an overnight or early morning storm given the uplift and abundant moisture in the area on Monday and Tuesday.

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Rain Chances Increasing… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! It has been a dangerously hot day across Alabama, with air temperatures in the middle 90s. Yes, the air temperatures could get much higher this time of the year, but the moisture is what’s adding to the dangerous conditions. Heat index is in the 100 to 107 degree range over west Alabama as of 4:30pm, but scattered storms in east Alabama are keeping the heat down a bit there. Temperatures will remain mild and conditions will feel very muggy through tonight. Expect a low in the middle 70s.

The upper air ridge will begin to weaken on Friday, and that will allow for a slightly better coverage of scattered afternoon and evening storms. It will not rain everywhere, but don’t be surprised if you get a passing downpour. Highs will top out in the low to mid 90s on Friday.

A weak upper air trough will dig across the eastern US over the weekend, which will help to enhance rain chances across west and central Alabama. While this will not be a weekend washout, there is a higher chance of getting a passing storm or two, especially during the afternoon. Rain chances will increase a bit more Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Again, this will be the scattered type of storms, so not an all day or night rain.

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

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Richard Scott
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Hot Days Now… Increasing Rain Chances Ahead… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather is hot and humid this afternoon, with a heat index over 100 in many spots. A few isolated storms have fired up on radar north of Tuscaloosa, but most areas will not get rain today. Temperatures will gradually cool into the 70s by 11pm tonight, under a mostly clear sky.

Upper air ridging will continue to bake Alabama on Thursday and Friday, with an air temperature in the middle 90s. Heat index could reach 100 to 105 in many areas. Models continue to suggest the ridge will weaken and the risk of scattered storms will increase ahead. Look for the risk of scattered storms to bump up to 30% on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, a weak upper air trough over the east will influence our local weather and help to increase the number of scattered storms. While it will not rain all day and some of you will miss the rain this weekend, there is a fairly good chance you’ll see atleast one passing downpour. The best chance of getting a storm this weekend will be during the afternoon and evening. With an increase in the number of storms and weakening upper air ridge, I expect air temperatures to drop into the upper 80s to low 90s for afternoon highs.

The risk of scattered storms will remain elevated through early next week, with highs in the low 90s. Heat index will approach 100 during the afternoon.

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Hot Weather Continues…Tuesday Forecast Update, 4 p.m. #wxal @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Most remained dry with just a few parts across Alabama seeing a very isolated shower. Most remained near the Gulf Coast. Here in central Alabama most remained dry (besides a few isolated showers that are developing late afternoon), but cloud cover did increase. Despite that increase, it was a very hot afternoon with heat indices approaching (or exceeding like in Jasper) 100°. Tonight, we will continue to remain dry with partly cloudy skies. Tomorrow will be similar to today with a VERY low chance of an isolated shower and very warm temperatures. More areas tomorrow will likely break the 100° mark for heat index values. That said, make sure you take precautions if you will be outside for extended periods of time. Take lots of breaks and drink plenty of fluids.

The rest of the work week will be fairly stagnant, weather-wise. We keep this trend of just very isolated showers and extremely hot weather! Every day will see heat index values into the 100’s, so make sure you are staying aware of how long you remain outside.

As we head into the weekend, rain chances will start to increase. The increase in rain will help to provide a little relief with temperatures, but any big relief looks out of sight. It will help to bring highs back to the low 90’s by next work week though. Despite rain chances increasing, they will continue to remain scattered; however, plan on a very heavy downpour if you find yourself caught in one.

Looking at the tropics, tropical storm Don has weakened some as it moves into the Caribbean and will continue to lose strength as it moves toward the northwest. It will produce significant rainfall amounts for Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago when it makes landfall with the islands. Just behind Don is a second tropical wave we are keeping eyes on right now for development. Thankfully, it looks like the same weather conditions that are weakening Don will prevent any serious development of this wave, or at least for now.

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