SCATTERED SHOWERS & STORMS REMAIN POSSIBLE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
Looks like it will be wet at times during the weekend as chances will increase during the main daylight heating on both days, thanks in part to a weakening upper-level low that will be located over the northern Gulf of Mexico. Scattered shower and storm chances will be up in the 30%-60% range on Saturday across the area with the higher rain chances over the eastern 2/3rds of the area. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s.
Scattered to numerous showers and storms will be likely on Sunday with highs reaching the mid-80s to the lower 90s. Most of the activity will occur during the late morning through the early evening hours with rain chances topping out at 60%-70%.
Not much change in the forecast for Monday as an elevated chance of scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue mainly for the late morning through the early evening hours. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s. We might need to watch for storms with gusty winds as some drying in the mid-levels of the atmosphere is forecast to happen.
Tuesday through Friday’s weather will be back to a more typical summertime pattern for early August in Central Alabama. Look for a good bit of sunshine early with clouds building and isolated to scattered showers and storms forming during the afternoon hours. Highs will be up in the upper 80s to the lower 90s each day.
A tropical wave in the Central Atlantic, known as Invest 96L, is several hundred miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles. It looks like shear will increase as the system approaches the Leeward Islands in 3-5 days, and will hamper the overall chance of development. If anything happens to form in this region, there is a very good chance it recurves out into the open Atlantic before getting close to the U.S. The NHC has a 30% chance of development on Invest 96L over the next 5 days. The rest of the Atlantic basin is very quiet, including the Gulf of Mexico.
WEATHERREADY FEST IS COMING TO HUNTSVILLE
WeatherReady Fest is coming to Huntsville, Alabama on September 7, 2019, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the campus of UAH, the perfect venue for the event! The campus will be transformed into a preparedness and resiliency hub with exciting learning activities, informative exhibits, engaging speakers and luminary celebrities. An exciting array of Emergency Response Vehicles will set the stage when attendees arrive at the facility. Admission is FREE but get your timed tickets now. For tickets and more information, please visit the WeatherReady Fest website.