I am doing the Weather Xtreme Videos this week for James Spann on the Alabama Weather Blog as he is taking a week off for vacation time. I’ll be posting my video to this site each day this week.
INCREASED RAIN CHANCES HANG AROUND FOR TODAY
The cold front will make it into Central Alabama and will stall out near the I-59/20 corridor. Along and ahead of the front is where we could see the highest rain chances for today. We’ll have a chance of isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms across the area mainly during the afternoon and evening hours, but I can’t rule out a few forming before the end of the morning. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s to the mid-90s. Rain chances will range from 20% to 50% during the day.
CLASSIC SUMMERTIME PATTERN RETURNS TO END OUT THE WORK WEEK
We get back into a hot and humid weather pattern across Central Alabama with the standard risk of a few isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday. While clouds will build during the main heating of the day and convective showers form, the mornings will start with mainly clear skies. Highs on each day will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Rain chances will be around 20%-50% for the most part on both days.
THE CENTRAL ALABAMA WEEKEND
Not much change at this point for Saturday and Sunday as we’ll continue with the standard summertime forecast… Hot and humid with a risk of a few isolated to scattered mainly afternoon showers and storms on Monday and Tuesday. Mornings will start with a good bit of sunshine with clouds building during the main heating of the day. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Rain chances will be around 30%-40% on both days.
THE BEGINNING OF THE WORK WEEK
It’s the “wash and repeat” forecast to start next week as we’ll continue with hot and humid conditions along with a risk of a few isolated to scattered mainly afternoon showers and storms on each day. Mornings will start with a good bit of sunshine with clouds building during the main heating of the day. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Rain chances will be a little higher on Monday, in the 30%-50% range, but drops back to 20%-30% for Tuesday.
INVEST 95L OVER THE CARIBBEAN
A disorganized tropical wave continues to bring showers and thunderstorms to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hispanola. It will begin to curve to the northwest at 10 MPH and head toward the eastern coast of Florida and the Bahamas over the next few days. Some development could occur once it reaches there, but the NHC is only going with a 10% chance of it developing into a depression within the next five days.
EYES ON THE TROPICAL WAVE OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC AS WELL
A little higher risk of development for the wave that is currently moving westward around 15 MPH across the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Conditions are not favorable at this point, but it will move into better conditions by the end of the week and weekend where we could see a depression form well east of the Lesser Antilles. At this point, NHC is giving it a 40% chance of developing into a depression within the next 5 days.