Rain Chances Increase This Weekend… Watching Tropics… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather remains very muggy across the area, with scattered showers and storms. At 4:30pm, the higher number of showers and storms have been across west Alabama, with storms more isolated in east Alabama. Showers and storms are gradually thinning out and that trend will continue this evening.

Thursday will feature another hot and muggy day, with a chance of a few scattered storms developing by afternoon. The best chance of a passing storm tomorrow will be generally near or south of I-20, with storms more isolated to the north.

We’ll be carefully watching a tropical low move across the Gulf on Friday and Saturday. This will spread occasional showers and storms northward into Alabama Friday and Saturday, but I don’t expect an all day rain on Friday and Saturday. Showers and storms that do form will drop a lot of rain in a short period of time.

By Sunday and Monday, the Gulf low, which could be a weak tropical storm at that time, will be approaching the northern Gulf Coast. Models show this low basically stalling out near the coast for a few days, which could increase the flooding risk along the coast, as well as inland into central Alabama. If you have a beach trip planned, understand, it will not rain all day or night on Friday and Saturday, but you can expect periods of showers and storms with increasing surf. Rip current will be a big concern along the coast as well through Monday. Rain will be more widespread along the central and eastern Gulf coast on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Scattered Storms Ahead… Wet Weekend! Tuesday Forecast Update – 5:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather included lots of rain at times over east Alabama, while west Alabama remained relatively dry. A few scattered showers and storms will remain possible through this evening, but coverage is gradually diminishing. Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s tonight.

A few scattered showers and storms will remain possible on Wednesday and Thursday across the area, with the best chance happening south of I-20. Highs will reach the upper 80s on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, under a partly sunny sky.

Friday through Memorial Day Weekend, we’ve got some changes coming in terms of our local weather. A weak low will move northward across the Gulf and models are in excellent agreement of this happening. This will spread periods of rain across the central and eastern Gulf coast region beginning on Friday and lasting through the weekend. Periods of rain appear to become likely across central and west Alabama as well on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I do not expect this system to become a hurricane or intense tropical system. The Gulf is too cool for a powerful system and wind shear will prevent too much organization. The impacts will be essentially the same no matter what happens with the strength of the surface low. Look for a wet weekend unless something drastic changes in model data.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Scattered Showers/Storms Ahead… Watching Tropics… Monday Forecast Update – 5:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! As of 5:15pm, most of west Alabama has been sunny and mild today, but most of east Alabama has dealt with periods of rain and storms on and off all afternoon. Scattered showers and storms will remain possible through this evening, diminishing overnight. Expect lows generally in the upper 60s tonight.

Tuesday through Thursday will feature very similar conditions, with the risk of scattered showers and storms randomly popping up. Please understand, storms that form this time of the year are often very random and don’t move much. We will have scattered storms form on radar each day, but it is impossible to say what time it will rain at your house or if you will get rain at your event. Just know, there is a risk of these pop up storms, especially during the afternoon.

Friday through Memorial Day Weekend, we’ve got some changes coming in terms of our local weather. A weak low will move northward across the Gulf and models are in excellent agreement of this happening. This will spread periods of rain across the central and eastern Gulf coast region beginning on Friday and lasting through the weekend. Periods of rain appear to become likely across central and west Alabama as well on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I do not expect this system to become a hurricane or intense tropical system. The Gulf is too cool for a powerful system and wind shear will prevent too much organization. The impacts will be essentially the same no matter what happens with the strength of the surface low. Look for a wet weekend unless something drastic changes in model data.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Another week of warmer air and pop up afternoon showers. Sunday Forecast Update – 5:35 PM @WVUA23 #alwx

WEATHER.pngThis week expect a bit of the same conditions each day.  Temperatures will slowly reach the upper 80s and even 90 by Thursday.  So warmer days are ahead for all of us here in central Alabama.

Also as the air warms and rises it will increase the development for pop up showers to occur in the later parts of the afternoon.  Some of the showers may contain some brief thunder and short-lived downpours.  These storms will likely only last for about 15 minutes during the later afternoon hours, then they quickly fade away.

So prepare for warmer conditions and brief spotty afternoon showers for the rest of this week!

 

– Meteorologist Matt Breland

@brelandmattwx

Hotter days and pop up showers for the next few days. Saturday Forecast Update – 3 PM @WVUA23 #alwx

IMG_4138Warmer conditions are going to be the weather headline for the next few days to come!  Temperatures are going to be in the upper 80s during the afternoon and chances for pop up scattered rain showers will be likely in the later parts of the days from the surface being heated up and from some moisture that is around us as well.

Most days will start off sunny and then gradually become cloudier and produce those spotty showers closer to the evening time.

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Matt Breland

@brelandmattwx

Hot Weekend, then Storms Continue… Friday Forecast Update – 4 PM @wvua23 #alwx

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This weekend will be a little warmer than the past few days, with temperatures reaching the low 90s. There is still a slight chance for some spotty afternoon storms, but I think most communities will stay dry on Saturday. Slightly higher rain chances for Sunday.

More tropical moisture surges into Alabama on Monday, upping rain chances for the afternoon and evening hours. Showers and cloud cover will keep temperatures in the mid-80s.

Cloud cover increases for Tuesday, with slightly cooler temperatures, in the low-80s. Rain chances will continue to be spotty in the afternoon through the end of next week.

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Jacob Lanier
Twitter: @JacobLanierWx
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Hot Weekend Ahead… Few Scattered PM Storms… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! As of 4pm, a number of showers and storms were ongoing across the state, with a gradual decrease in the number of showers and storms over west Alabama. Expect the chance of a passing shower or storm through this evening before the risk gradually diminishes overnight. Lows will drop into the upper 60s tonight, with some patchy fog possible.

Rain chances will decrease some on Friday through Sunday, as the best uplift moves out of the area and ridging builds in. Expect a high near 90 on Friday through Sunday, with isolated afternoon storms possible.

The risk of scattered storms will increase early next week, as models hint at a weakening frontal boundary moves in from the north and increases uplift. Expect hot and muggy conditions, with highs in the upper 80s. Dewpoints will be near 70 next week, so we’ll feel the tropical airmass…

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
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