Hot & Humid… Weekend Storms… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot and humid this afternoon, with highs reaching the upper 80s this afternoon. A few scattered storms have developed today, with the increase in moisture across the area. This is much like a summer afternoon, with a few pop up showers and storms. The storm motion this afternoon is from south to north. Expect the few scattered storms out there as of 4:30pm to fizzle out after sunset. Temperatures tonight will remain mild and conditions will feel really muggy.

Upper air ridging will temporarily increase on Friday, with a high in the lower 90s. I expect more sun than clouds, but there is also a small chance of a lone shower or storm during the afternoon heating. Lows will remain mild Friday night as well, with a low near 70.

A deep upper air trough will progress eastward and will send a cold front towards Alabama over the weekend. It appears the first half of Saturday will be dry, with increasing scattered showers and storms by mid to late afternoon. I don’t expect a washout kind of day on Saturday, but keep the umbrella handy during the afternoon. As the front enters northwest Alabama on Sunday, showers and storms will become widespread, with a good soaking likely. Severe weather is not expected, but we could easily pick up 1 to 2 inches of rain during the day on Sunday. There will be breaks in the rain, but it could rain for several hours cumulative through the day.

It appears the best chance of rain will shift south of our area on Monday, but more rain and storms will move into the area sometime Tuesday evening or Tuesday night. Much cooler air will come in on Wednesday, with a high in the 70s!

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Very Mild Now… Some Storms Ahead… Wednesday Forecast Update – 3:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Its hot across Alabama, with most areas reporting upper 80s to low 90s. A few pop up showers and storms have formed across central Alabama, but most of the state remains dry. Temperatures will gradually drop into the 70s after sunset, with an overnight low in the upper 60s.

A few scattered afternoon storms will become possible on Thursday, as moisture continues to increase, but the risk of any one spot getting rain is at 30%, so don’t count on a beneficial rain on Thursday. The risk of scattered storms will decrease to 10% on Friday, as an upper air ridge temporarily builds in our area.

A deep trough across the central US will shift eastward over the weekend, allowing for the risk of rain and storms to return to the state. A few scattered storms are possible late in the day on Saturday, but I expect most of the day to be dry. There’s evidence of a wave of showers and storms moving into the area Saturday night, followed by additional showers and storms at times on Sunday. Uplift and plentiful moisture available for Sunday will create a wet day. While I don’t expect rain non-stop all day, I do expect several rounds of rain and thunder. Rain amounts of 1 to 2 inches appear likely. Severe weather is not expected.

The risk of a few showers will shift south of our area on Monday and Tuesday, but models suggest another storm system will impact Alabama by the middle of next week, with a round of rain and storms.

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Hot Days… Some Rain Ahead… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather has become hot this afternoon, with temperatures in the lower 90s as of 4pm. Expect temperatures to remain mild this evening under a mostly clear sky. Dewpoints are slowly increasing, which will keep temperatures higher tonight than previous nights. Expect lows in the upper 60s overnight.

A few clouds increase during the afternoon on Wednesday, with a very small chance of a stray afternoon shower or storm. The risk of rain is only at 10%, so I wouldn’t count on rain tomorrow. As dewpoints increase, the risk of scattered afternoon storms will also increase for Thursday. Look for a 30% coverage of scattered afternoon storms, with the better chance over west Alabama.

Upper air ridging will intensify some on Friday, reducing the risk of a stray afternoon storm to 10%. Highs will reach the low 90s on Friday and Saturday.

An upper air trough will dig to the west of Alabama on Saturday, allowing for clouds to increase by late afternoon and evening. There is a chance of a few scattered storms by Saturday evening and Saturday night. As the upper air trough gets closer Saturday night and Sunday, tons of tropical moisture will get pulled northward into Alabama. Uplift, as well as plenty of moisture available will help to bring several rounds of showers and storms during the day on Sunday and possibly into Monday morning. Rain amounts on Sunday and Sunday night will approach 1 to 2 inches in our area, which is something we need…

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Hot Days… Isolated Storms By Late Week… Monday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot and sunny this afternoon, with temperatures reaching the upper 80s to low 90s. Humidity remains low today, so we can expect another nice evening. Temperatures will drop into the 70s after sunset, with low 60s after midnight. Look for a clear sky overnight…

Tuesday and Wednesday will feature hot days, with highs reaching the lower 90s across most of west and central Alabama. A south breeze will develop on Tuesday and continue through Wednesday, allowing dewpoints to rise a bit. Humidity will greatly increase by late week and into the weekend.

As moisture levels increase on Thursday and Friday, a few pop up afternoon storms will become possible, especially on Thursday. The risk of rain for any one spot on Thursday is at 30% and only 10% on Friday.

A weakening cold front will move into the area by late weekend, increasing the risk of scattered storms by Sunday into Monday. Highs will drop back into the 80s on Sunday and Monday.

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Hot Days Ahead! Sunday Eve Forecast Update 9pm #alwx @wvua23

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A Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Our local weather turned out fairly hot this afternoon, with highs in the middle 80s. Skies are clear tonight and dewpoints remain low. Expect a fast drop in temperatures overnight, with a low in the upper 50s by sunrise Monday.

Upper air ridging will really heat our local temperatures this week and will deflect the main storm track to our north for atleast the next 5 to 7 day. Highs will top out in the low 90s on Monday through Wednesday. As a south wind develops on Tuesday and Wednesday, dewpoints will begin to rise. You’ll notice an increase in humidity by the middle of the week and the comfort level will really begin to go down. A few cumulus clouds arrive on Wednesday, with skies becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon on Wednesday and Thursday. There could even be a stray shower on Thursday, but most areas will remain dry.

A weak surface front will approach the area next weekend, with maybe a small chance of a stray shower or storm. It will greatly depend on where the front stalls. At this point, it appears the front will remain far enough to our northwest to really limit the rain chance next weekend. Temperatures continue very warm!

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Hot Days Ahead… Saturday Eve Forecast Update – 8:50pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Saturday evening! Drier air is taking over the area this evening and tonight. I expect a clear sky overnight, with lows dropping into the middle to upper 50s. Mother’s Day will feature a sunny sky and a mild afternoon. Expect highs in the lower to middle 80s on Sunday, but humidity will remain low.

Next week, an upper air ridge will take over and park overhead. Look for highs to reach the low 90s each afternoon Monday through next weekend, with no risk of rain. The pattern is looking much drier for atleast the next 7 days, as upper level ridging over the southeast deflects any rain-makers well to our northwest. Dewpoints will quickly rise early next week, forcing the humidity to become an issue. Heat index will top the mid 90s for the middle and end of next week…

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Few Storms Tonight… Nice Mother’s Day… Friday Forecast Update 4:22pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! We’ve had several waves of showers and storms impact portions of west and central Alabama today, but it is not an all day type of rain event. Since storms are scattered, there is a huge range in precip totals so far. With a surface low moving in from the west, I expect the risk of scattered to numerous showers and storms to continue, then gradually come to an end after midnight. Temperatures overnight will drop into the low 60s.

The airmass becomes a little more refreshing on Saturday, with upper 70s to low 80s during the afternoon with low humidity. There will be some morning clouds on Saturday, but I expect sunshine to return by noon. Lows at night will reach the upper 50s both Friday night and Saturday night. Highs will approach the middle 80s by Sunday afternoon.

Highs return to the 90 degree mark early next week and skies will remain mostly sunny. I don’t expect any major rain chances ahead for a while, so conditions may start to get a little dry next week.

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