Few Isolated Storms Ahead… Hot Temps! Saturday Eve Forecast Update – #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Saturday evening! It turned out to be a hot day again, with many areas in the lower to middle 90s. Conditions remain mild and muggy tonight. Look for a overnight low in the low 70s.

Sunday and Monday will feature hot and humid days. Highs will warm into the lower 90s, with a heat index nearing 100. The chance of a stray shower or storm will continue during the afternoon on Tuesday and Wednesday, but I don’t expect a widespread rain; in-fact, most areas will be dry.

A new upper air trough and weak surface front will approach by Thursday through Saturday of next week, which will help to bring a higher chance of scattered showers and storms. Keep in mind, it will not rain all day, but the umbrella may be needed from time to time.

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Hot Weekend Ahead… Few Pop Up PM Storms… Friday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! Our local weather turned out hot for the northern half of Alabama, with mostly dry conditions north of I-20 for much of the day. At 5pm, scattered showers and storms have developed over west Alabama near Tuscaloosa and area drifting southeast. Scattered storms will fade away after sunset, with mild and muggy conditions overnight.

Saturday will be a mostly dry and hot day, with highs in the lower 90s. Heat index will approach 100 Saturday afternoon. I can’t rule out a stray shower or storm, but widespread rain is unlikely. Expect more sunshine than cloud cover on Saturday.

Sunday, rain chances will increase just a bit, but I do not expect a major rain event. Scattered downpours will be most likely during the afternoon and evening hours. This forecast will carry into Monday as well, with a few scattered PM storms.

Tuesday and Wednesday will feature mostly dry conditions.

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Richard Scott
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Scattered Storms on Friday… Hot Weekend Ahead… Thursday Eve Forecast Update – #alwx @wvua23

afa2323aa.pngGood Thursday evening! Our local weather turned out hot and humid today, with a good number of storms sweeping across the area. Rain and storms have moved on this evening, but there is a chance additional storms could re-fire over northwest Alabama after 3am. Don’t be surprised if we wake up to a few storms passing through, especially northwest of I-59.

Scattered storms remain a good possibility for our Friday, especially south of I-20 during the afternoon. Expect a high in the upper 80s on Friday.

The weekend, upper air ridging will rebuild into the area. Highs will top out in the lower 90s, with a heat index nearing 100. The risk of storms will decrease to 30% on Saturday and Sunday.

A secondary front will arrive on Monday, with a 50% risk of scattered storms. Drier air will then take over by Tuesday through Thursday, with only a small chance of an isolated afternoon storm.

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Richard Scott
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Scattered Storms Likely Ahead… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:35pm #alwx @wvua23

adsf3.pngGood Wednesday afternoon! After a mild and humid start to the day, scattered showers and storms have developed this afternoon. This is a deal where storms are hit or miss. Some areas will get a passing downpour while others stay dry. A few storms will remain possible overnight, but widespread rain is unlikely. Expect lows in the middle 70s.

Thursday and Friday, we’ll increase the chance of showers and storms to 70%. It will not rain all day and some may miss the storms, but there is a better chance of you getting a passing downpour. Highs will drop into the upper 80s to near 90 due to more extensive cloud coverage. The higher chance of a passing storm will be during the afternoon, but keep in mind, a morning storm or overnight storm will be possible in this humid airmass and a surface front nearby.

Saturday and Sunday, the number of storms may decrease a little, but I still expect a few passing, mainly afternoon storms. Highs will top out near 90 this weekend.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Debby is hanging on by a threat across the north Atlantic. This storm will remain small and weak and will not impact land. Debby should fizzle out tonight.

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Rain Chances Increase Ahead… Tuesday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

da.png Good Tuesday afternoon! At 4pm, scattered showers and storms were slowly moving northeast across central Alabama. Not everyone is dealing with the storms. It’s interesting to note that some spots have picked up 1 to 2 inches of rain in an hour while a mile down the road, it’s dry. Scattered showers and storms will fade away just after sunset this evening.

A weak surface front will approach the area from the north on Wednesday and Thursday. We’ll notice an increase in the coverage of showers and storms, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs will reach the lower 90s on Wednesday and Thursday. The risk of a passing storm at your house is 40% Wednesday and 60% Thursday. Keep in mind, where storms do form, they will dump a lot of rain in a short period of time.

Scattered showers and storms will remain a possibility through the upcoming weekend. I do not expect an all day type of rain, but keep the umbrella nearby incase a passing downpour impacts your area.

In the tropics, Subtropical Storm Debby as formed in the central Atlantic. Winds are at 40mph, and the system is moving north, away from land. The rest of the Atlantic is quiet.

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Richard Scott
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Hot Days… Increased Rain Chances Ahead… Monday Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! At 4pm, a few spotty storms have developed during the afternoon heating process. Most areas will remain rain-free through this evening. Storms will fade away by sunset this evening. Expect a very mild and muggy night, with lows in the middle 70s.

Tuesday will be nearly identical to today. We’ll mention the chance of a few pop up afternoon storms. Most spots will remain dry, but don’t be shocked if you hear thunder or have a quick afternoon downpour. Highs will reach the middle 90s on Tuesday.

By Wednesday and Thursday, a weakening surface front will drift in from the north. I expect an increased rain chance both on Wednesday and Thursday, but it will not rain all day. The risk of rain is at 40% on Wednesday and up to 60% on Thursday.

We’ll maintain a good chance of scattered showers and storms on Friday, Saturday and even on Sunday. Keep in mind, storms will be scattered, meaning some spots will get a heavy rain and others will miss out. It’s the odds game we deal with on Summer days.

The tropics remain quiet..

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Hot, then Rain Returns… Sunday Forecast Update @wvua23 #ALwx

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As kids head back to school this coming week, we’ll start off with mostly dry and hot weather. Monday and Tuesday high temperatures could reach the mid-90s, with the feels like temperature near 105. A stray shower is possible both afternoons.

Starting Wednesday, the rain chance begins to increase while temperatures fall back to near normal in the low 90s. Thursday looks to be the wettest day of the week, with the rain chances continuing into next weekend.

Regarding the tropics, nothing much has changed in the quiet Atlantic basin. There is still a small disturbance with a low chance of formation & zero land impacts. In the Pacific, four storm systems are active, with Hurricane Hector threatening the state of Hawaii with tropical storm force winds and heavy rainfall.

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Jacob Lanier
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