Rain Chances Increase Ahead… Monday Forecast Update – 5:20pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! It’s been a very hot afternoon across the area, with records being broken. Tuscaloosa and Birmingham both broke the old record highs today. Tuscaloosa reached 96 this afternoon, old record was 93. Birmingham topped out at 93, old record was 92. Expect a mild and muggy evening, with temperatures gradually dipping into the upper 60s to near 70 by sunrise tomorrow morning.

Tuesday will be a hot day, with a small chance of an isolated afternoon storm or two. The risk of rain is at 30% on Tuesday. Moisture levels will continue to increase, so you will feel the humidity increase.

A weak tropical disturbance in the eastern Gulf will spread clouds and moisture into our area on Wednesday and Thursday. We’ll notice an increase in the risk of scattered storms on Wednesday through Friday. Most areas will get a passing downpour or two, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs will drop into the middle 80s. The tropical disturbance may organize some, but wind shear and rather cool ocean temps will prevent anything from becoming strong.

Rain chances will remain rather high into next weekend, with the main risk of rain and storms during the afternoon and evening hours. It will not rain all day, but keep the umbrella handy.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
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Record Heat and Tropical Moisture… Sunday Eve Forecast Update – 7 PM @wvua23 #ALwx

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The heat continued across Central Alabama today and Tuscaloosa had the warmest day of the year so far – 94 degrees. That was only one degree shy of the record high for Tuscaloosa, 95, set in 1962. I’m forecasting another hot day for Monday, and Tuscaloosa has the potential to break the record high of 92 degrees (set in 1967) with an afternoon temperature of 93. Regardless the exact number, you’ll want to stay hydrated and limit outdoor activities tomorrow afternoon.

On Tuesday the pattern begins to shift. A tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, currently has a “medium” chance to become a tropical storm. Whether it forms into a tropical system or not, cloud cover and rain chances will persist all week long.

Rain chances will be highest every afternoon, starting on Tuesday. Scattered showers and storms are likely, but nothing should be severe. Just locally heavy rainfall and some lightning. By the end of the week, most spots should have accumulated between one and two inches of rainfall.

This wet pattern will help to cool temperatures down, with highs for the remainder of the week in the upper-80s. But it looks like Alabama will stay above average temperature-wise through the end of the month.

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Jacob Lanier
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Heat Continues, but Stormy Pattern Next Week… Saturday Forecast Update – 5:30 PM @wvua23 #alwx

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It was another hot day across West Alabama, with most places reaching 91 degrees! That is just shy of the 94 degree record high for Tuscaloosa. The heat will continue for Mother’s Day, with a high in the low to mid-90s. Abundant sunshine, though, so it will be a great day to hang out by the pool.

Moisture will increase starting out next week, with a few storms possible Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Nothing severe, just brief summer thunderstorms. By midweek, a tropical low from the Gulf of Mexico will push north and provide more moisture. This increases the coverage and chance for showers and storms on Wednesday and Thursday.

This wet system will stall over the Southeast, keeping scattered showers and storms in the forecast until next weekend. The good news is that temperatures will stay a little cooler, in the upper-80s, for this coming week.

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Jacob Lanier
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Hot Days Continue… Scattered Storms Next Week… Friday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! It has been another really hot day across the state. Most areas made it into the lower 90s this afternoon, which is roughly 10 degrees above average. Expect a clear sky tonight, with temperatures dropping into the 70s after sunset, with lower 60s early tomorrow morning.

Mother’s Day weekend will feature a good supply of sunshine. Highs will reach the lower to middle 90s. While I can’t rule out an isolated afternoon shower, widespread rain is not expected.

Early next week, humidity levels will increase a bit. We’ll also notice a few isolated afternoon storms on Monday and Tuesday, but the risk of any one spot getting rain remaining rather low. By Wednesday and Thursday, a weak disturbance will spread deep moisture over the area, which will help to increase the risk of scattered afternoon and evening storms.

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
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Hot Mother’s Day Weekend Ahead… Scattered Storms Next Week.. Thursday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather turned out hot again today, with many areas reaching the 90 degree mark. Expect a mostly clear sky tonight, with a low in the lower 60s.

We’ll maintain a mostly sunny sky on Friday, as highs reach the lower 90s. Humidity will remain fairly low during the day on Friday.

Mother’s Day weekend will feature more of the same conditions. Highs will reach the lower 90s, with lows in the lower to middle 60s. Some spots could actually reach 95 on Sunday for Mother’s Day.

Early next week, humidity levels will increase a bit. We’ll also notice a few isolated afternoon storms on Monday and Tuesday, but the risk of any one spot getting rain remaining rather low. By Wednesday and Thursday, a weak tropical wave will spread deep moisture over the area, which will help to increase the risk of scattered afternoon and evening storms.

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
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Sunny Days Ahead, Hot Temps! Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot and summer-like this afternoon. Most areas reached the 90 degree mark between 1pm and 4pm. Look for a slow drop in temperatures this evening, with lower 70s by 10pm and lower 60s by sunrise Thursday morning.

Dry weather will remain with us through Friday, with only a very small chance of an isolated afternoon shower. The risk of any one spot getting a quick little shower is less than 5%… Expect highs near 90 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Lows at night will remain in the lower 60s.

Mother’s Day weekend will feature more of the same conditions. Highs will reach the lower 90s, with lows in the lower to middle 60s.

Early next week, humidity levels will increase a bit. We’ll also notice a few isolated afternoon storms each day, but the risk of any one spot getting rain remaining very low.

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
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90s Next 7 days… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot today, under a mostly sunny sky. Most areas made it into the upper 80s to near 90 this afternoon. Expect temperatures to drop into the 70s just after sunset, with lower 60s by sunrise Wednesday morning.

Temperatures will favor more summer-like conditions for the rest of the week, with very consistent daily weather. Expect afternoon highs around 90 Wednesday through Saturday, with overnight lows in the lower 60s. Skies remain mostly sunny with a rain chance of less than 5% during the afternoons. Most areas will not get a drop of rain all week.

Mother’s Day weekend will feature more of the same conditions. Highs will reach the lower 90s, with lows in the lower to middle 60s.

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