Few Weekend Showers… Very Warm Early Next Week! Thursday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out very mild and muggy today, with all of our area reaching well into the 70s; in-fact, areas near and south of Tuscaloosa reached the low 80s this afternoon! Expect temperatures to remain mild and muggy tonight, with a low in the lower to middle 60s.

A very weak cold front will push into central Alabama Friday just after lunch. Models indicate a very thin band of sprinkles or light showers will accompany the front, but rain amounts will be generally less than 0.10″ and some spots may not get a drop. We’ll reach the upper 60s before the front arrives, then fall into the 50s during the mid to late afternoon Friday. Lows will reach the upper 40s late Friday night.

The front will wobble back north some on Saturday, allowing for 70s south of I-20 and 60s to the north. A few showers will move in on Friday, but the better rain chance will be north of I-20. Rain amounts will be very light on Saturday as well, with most areas getting less than 0.20″ total. If showers move into your area on Saturday, they won’t last very long. Again, the higher chance of seeing showers will be north of I-20, but a few passing showers will be possible further south, especially during the afternoon and evening.

A few showers will remain possible on Sunday, but I do not expect widespread or heavy rain. The higher chance of getting a shower on Sunday will be northwest of Tuscaloosa.

Monday and Tuesday will feature spring like days, with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s! A passing shower is possible, but most of our area will not get a drop of rain. Look for a mix of sun and clouds on Monday and Tuesday.

There’s evidence of a better rain maker coming in by Wednesday or Thursday, but models are backing off a bit and it may end up being another situation where the ridge wins and the main rain axis stays to our northwest. We’ll fine-tune that as we get closer.

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Richard Scott
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Mild Days Ahead… Unsettled Pattern Continues… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out mild and muggy today, with all of central and west Alabama reaching the 60s. A few spots south of Tuscaloosa reached the 70 degree mark today. Showers were concentrated over north Alabama as of 4:30pm, and the risk of showers along or south of I-20 through the evening is low. Expect temperatures to hold steady all night, with lower to middle 60s area-wide. Areas of patchy fog will develop overnight, and we may see a dense fog advisory needed later tonight.

Thursday will be the warmest day so far this week, with a high in the middle to upper 70s. We’ll see a few peaks of sunshine on Thursday, but skies remain mostly cloudy. A light south breeze will continue to pump humid air in from the Gulf.

Showers increase by Friday afternoon, as a weak cold front approaches from the northwest. Highs will reach 70 on Friday, then dropping into the upper 40s to near 50 Friday night as cooler air temporarily takes over. Look for a few showers through Saturday as well, with a high in the low 60s along and north of I-20, with upper 60s to near 70 to the south. I don’t expect a big rain this weekend, but don’t be surprised if you see a few passing rain showers. Rain amounts will be light and spotty.

Monday, we’ll warm well into the upper 70s, under a mostly cloudy sky. Look for a small chance of a stray shower, but many areas will remain dry.

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Richard Scott
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Warmer Days Ahead… Showers Possible at Times… Tuesday Forecast Update – 5:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday evening! Our local weather started off cool and gloomy this morning, but most of central Alabama reached the lower to middle 60s this afternoon, with some spots touching 70. If you live north of I-20, temperatures remained a bit cooler due to extensive cloud cover. We’ll drop into the lower to middle 50s overnight, with a small chance of a shower after 10pm.

Wednesday, showers will become possible, with the best chance of rain occurring north of I-20. If you have plans outdoors for Valentine’s Day, take the umbrella to be safe. Highs will reach the upper 60s along I-20, with a few 70 degree temp reports possible south of I-20.

Thursday will be a warmer day with a high in the lower to middle 70s. Skies remain partly to mostly cloudy on Thursday. Rain chances appear low, but I can’t rule out a passing shower. Temperatures Wednesday night and Thursday night will be in the lower to middle 60s, which is very mild for overnight lows this time of the year.

Showers increase by Friday afternoon, as a weak cold front approaches from the northwest. Highs will reach the low 70s on Friday, then dropping into the middle 40s Friday night as cooler air temporarily takes over. Look for a few showers through Saturday as well, with a high in the upper 50s along and north of I-20, with low 60s to the south. We’ll begin a quick modifying trend early next week.

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Richard Scott
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Cool Now… Warmer Temps Ahead… Monday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out much cooler and damp today, as the cold front northwest of Alabama yesterday has moved through central Alabama. The front has stalled to our south, but uplift behind the front has allowed for fairly widespread showers to continue at times today. Showers will gradually thin out this evening and tonight, with temperatures remaining steady overnight.

Tuesday will be a warmer day, as the front south of our area backs northward. We’ll have mid to upper 60s along and north of I-20, with some spots reaching 70 along HWY 80. Skies remain mostly cloudy on Tuesday, with a small chance of  a shower.

Showers increase on Wednesday, as uplift increases across the area. The best chance of showers will be along and north of I-20 on Wednesday. Look for a high near 70.

We’ll really warm nicely on Thursday, with a high in the middle 70s. Our next cold front arrives late in the day on Friday, with showers expected along and even behind the front.

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Cold Tonight… Clearing Ahead… Sunday Eve Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Sunday evening! It has been a wet weekend, with many spots getting more than an inch and a half of rainfall. The cold front will be moving through central Alabama tonight, bringing in cooler air. We’ll be clearing out overnight with lows getting down to the lower 40s.

Monday morning could see some lingering showers, but then the clouds will start to break as we head into the afternoon. Still cooler with highs only in the upper 50s, but we may finally get a chance to see the sun.

Tuesday will be the driest day we’ve had in a while with partly cloudy skies. Southerly winds will help high temperatures reach around 70 degrees. East Alabama could stay in the 60s on Tuesday because of a wedge setup blowing in cooler air from the east.

Wednesday and Thursday the Gulf moisture finally makes it way back up to central Alabama and we have rain chance both days. Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 70s, with Thursday reaching the mid 70s.

I’m also keeping an eye on some isolated showers for Friday and Saturday, but I do think those days will be drier. Another system will arrive sometime next weekend bringing another round of rain and dropping temperatures to the mid 60s.

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Rain Tonight.. Wet Pattern Ahead… Mild Sunday.. Saturday Eve Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Saturday evening! It has been a soggy Saturday, with much of Central Alabama getting a 1/2 inch to 1 inch of rain. The heaviest rain will move through overnight and into tomorrow morning, bringing an additional inch of rain in many places by the end of the day Sunday.

Sunday will continue the rainy weekend with showers in the morning. The rain will decrease in coverage into the afternoon, but spotty showers will persist until Sunday night. High temperatures will be warm though, near 70 degrees in most spots.

The front will stall on Monday giving us another day with morning showers, then decreasing coverage over the course of the day. Tuesday should be drier and warmer with highs near 70 and mostly cloudy skies.

As the front finally pushes east, temperatures will climb back into the lower 70s by Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday could even reach the mid 70s. With the southerly flow bringing in the Gulf warmth for this week, it will also come with the Gulf moisture, providing rain chances on Wednesday and Thursday.

The almost daily rain chances will help rainfall totals reach up to 4 inches by the end of the week in many locations across Central Alabama. Rain chances look likely again for the start of next weekend.

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Lots of Rain Ahead… Mild Temps! Friday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! We started off chilly this morning, but conditions became spring-like this afternoon, with widespread upper 60s to low 70s. Clouds have rapidly returned to most of our area as of 4:30pm, and a large batch of rain is overspreading west Alabama. Central and north Alabama will catch this rain later this evening. This will mark the beginning of a very wet weekend coming up.

Rain will continue on and off on both Saturday and Sunday, as waves of rain and storms move into the area from the southwest. This doesn’t appear to be a severe weather setup over the weekend, but we’ll keep an eye on radar trends. With lots of moisture involved with this setup and uplift over the area, expect locally heavy rain at times, which could lead to flooding issues. Our entire area is under a flood watch through the weekend.

Showers will linger into Monday and Tuesday as well, with a mainly cloudy sky. The cold front will stall somewhere across Alabama, and depending on where the front stalls will depending on where the front stalls will determine your local temperatures on Monday. I’ve got a high in the low 60s, but northwest Alabama could be in the 50s all day, with 70s southeast of I-59. Unfortunately, Monday will be a tricky temperature forecast.

The front will quickly build northward, and our entire area will reach the lower 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday. We could even reach the middle 70s by Thursday. With a deep layer of tropical moisture in place, a few scattered showers will be possible each day next week.

Rain amounts will be high with the upcoming rains. Here’s the latest totals over the next 7 days… Widespread 2-4″ is expected, with some areas getting over 4″

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