How Does This Week & Weekend Shape Up Across Central Alabama

HOT, HUMID, FEW ISOLATED STORMS ON MONDAY
The blast furnace will stay cranked up for at least one more day as afternoon highs across Central Alabama will be in the mid to upper 90s with a location or two hitting or briefly going over 100 degrees. There is a small risk of a few isolated afternoon showers and storms for locations along and north of the I-20 and I-59/20 corridors, while a higher risk of scattered afternoon showers and storms are possible south of that.

STILL HOT, BUT SLIGHTLY BETTER CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH MIDWEEK
More of a typical summertime pattern for this time of the year as we’ll have a good bit of sunshine early with clouds developing with the daytime heating. A few scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the area, around 30%-50% from northwest to southeast. Afternoon highs will drop back a few degrees into the lower to mid-90s across Central Alabama.

RAIN CHANCES STAY INCREASED THROUGH THE WEEKEND
Troughing to our north will have the potential to swing a cold front through Central Alabama for the end of the workweek and into the weekend. With the front in close proximity to the area, we’ll have a good chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly during the afternoon and evening hours, around 50% on each day. Those chances will go up if the front can actually make it into and through the area. Thursday’s highs will be in the lower to mid-90s while dropping back into the upper 80s to the lower 90s for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

THE TROPICS
A disturbance located off of the Virginia coast has a very small potential of developing into a depression over the next five days as it moves off to the northeast and staying off of the coastline. The NHC is only giving it a 10% chance of development within the next five days. The rest of the Atlantic Basin remains quiet.

WEATHERREADY FEST: A FREE PREPAREDNESS & SAFETY FESTIVAL FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
The National Weather Association Foundation is bringing WeatherReady Fest to the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville on September 7, 2019, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This one-day festival will include family-friendly games, fun learning activities, large response vehicles, and enlightening speakers. Local and national celebrities will make special appearances, along with the NWA’s very own, Owlie Skywarn. Over 6,000 attendees showed up in St. Louis for last year’s event… let’s break that record this year. Get your free timed tickets now as they are going fast. More information and a link to tickets are available on the festival website at www.weatherreadyfest.com. Hope to see you there!

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