SUNDAY UPDATE:   Clear Sailing for a Few Days – Getting Hotter This Week

Good morning!  The news is better today, on this last day of the month of May. It’s a comfortable morning.  The humidly level is ‘slightly’ better.  So, today will be a warm day, BUT, the humidity will not be out of control.

Clear sailing for the next few days.  A minor disturbance brushes by Tuesday, But, I have the rain chance under 20%.

We will be getting hotter over the next few days, but the rain chances will remain low until late week.   Random pop-up heat of the day storms return Thursday through Saturday.

The Gulf of Mexico needs to be watched.

TODAY:  Sunshine will dominate.  The afternoon dewpoint will be around 63.  That’s not perfect, but it’s better than yesterday.  Today’s high of 89 will be somewhat tolerable.  Nice tonight.  Mostly clear low 66.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Mostly dry through Wednesday.  Getting hotter. .   Random pop-up heat of the day storms return Thursday through Saturday.

BEACH OUTLOOK:   Small rain chance Tuesday.  Otherwise a good Beach Forecast.  Low rip current risk today and Monday.

WATCHING THE TROPICS:  As I have been telling for you for about the last 10 days, the Gulf 0f Mexico needs to be watched especially later this week and into the weekend.  Interesting set-up.  A Pacific Tropical Depression will likely migrate into the Bay of Campeche.  Could it eventually develop into a depression or tropical storm in the western Gulf late this week.  Maybe.  Certainly needs to be watched.

Out in the Atlantic….Invest 92-L.  Who cares?  Fish.

I’ll have a complete video  update for you tomorrow morning.

Stay safe and well. Enjoy your Sunday …


SATURDAY UPDATE:  String of Nicer Days Ahead – Lower Humidity Soon

         Good Morning!  This can be a rather short update, and that means, the news is good for the next few days, as May ends and June begins.

The upper Low that has plagued our forecast for many days is lifting out.  A surface cool front is pushing through the area.  Although today will still feel rather humid, tonight will be less humid and pleasantly cooler.

The rain chance will be tiny today, and then,  we should be dry for a series of several days Sunday through Thursday.  June starts on a nice note..

TODAY:  A good bit of sunshine today. Could there be a stray shower somewhere this afternoon.  It’s not out of the question.  I have a 20% chance in…  With dewpoints in the upper 60’s, it will still feel humid.  Today’s high near 90°.  Tonight will be less humid and kind of nice.  Low 63.

Here’s a Future Radar snapshot at 3PM.  Couple of blips on the radar, perhaps….


NEXT FEW DAYS:  Less humid tonight and Sunday.  Expect a period of dry and mostly sunny days, as May ends and June begins.  HOT, but not humid.

BEACH FORECAST:  Moderate rip current risk today and tomorrow.  Rain chance:  small today.  Scattered thunderstorms.  A period of dry weather Sunday through Wednesday.  A good week at the beach.  Water temperature now at a season high 80°.

THE TROPICS:  In the central Atlantic, there is yet another pre-season tropical system being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.  Invest 92-L has a 60% chance of developing into a depression or tropical storm.  Do we care, on any level?  NO.  Next name on the list…a boy name….Cristobal.  The hurricane season officially starts Monday.

I will have another Blog update tomorrow morning.  Follow me on Twitter:  @RichThomasWX.   Have a great weekend.   Stay safe and well.


Risk of Scattered Storms Today – Improving Weekend Forecast – Nice String of Days – FRIDAY Video

Good Morning!  An approaching cool front will spark another round of scattered storms across our state today.  But, timing is everything.  The front will deliver some lower humidity and the rain chance will go down for several days.  I have updated the details of a pretty good weekend forecast for here and the Gulf Coast.  I’ll look ahead to next week and I have an update on the  tropics.


Approaching frontal system will spark another round of scattered thunderstorms today.


Rain chances decrease tomorrow, and lower humidity moves in behind the front.   Nice weekend forecast.

Great string of days ahead  Sunday through Wednesday.

Showers & storms will be widespread today…but the rain chance decreases tomorrow.  Then mostly dry weather Sunday through Tuesday.


More Scattered Storms – Drier Weekend Ahead – THURSDAY Video

Good Morning!  Again today & tomorrow, the radar will be active with scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon & evening hours.  But, hang on, this unsettled pattern will soon end.  The weekend forecast calls for more sun, and smaller rain chances.  That also will spell some hotter days.  I have updated the weekend details for here and the Gulf Coast Beaches. We’ll take a look at the tropics. Are there anymore surprises?

The Storm Prediction Center has the area in a Marginal Severe Risk.  Damaging wind gusts are the main threat.

Storms thin out Saturday.  Then it’s clear sailing Sunday through Tuesday as Alabama dries out.

Another upper Ridge builds which spells drier and hotter days.

Good chance on getting wet Friday at the beach.  But then storms thin out for a few days.

Bertha is now a tropical depression over NC.  Bug rain prtoducer.

More Showers & Storms – Locally Strong – WEDNESDAY Video

Good Morning!  Showers and thunderstorms will be in ample supply across Alabama today and tomorrow.  In fact, a few of the storms could be strong with damaging wind gusts possible.  This active thunderstorm pattern will hang around through Friday.  On this video, I’ll also look ahead to an improving weekend forecast. Thunderstorms will thin out in number.  I have updated the daily rain chance through the weekend for here and the Gulf coast beaches.  Could there be some hotter days by next week?


We are on the wet side of an upper Low near the ArkLaTex.  Looks like thunderstorms will be in ample supply.

MARGINAL Severe Risk today and tomorrow. Damaging wind gusts are the main threat.

The better than normal  rain chances remain in the forecast through Friday.  Showers thin out Saturday.  Sunday and Monday are mainly dry.

The upper trough lifts out and the upper high pressure ridge expands eastward.  Alabama will start to dry out and heat up.

Good chance of storms Friday, down at the Beach.  Smaller chance Saturday.  Mainly dry Sunday.

NHC gives Invest 91-L only a 30% chance of developing before moving inland this evening and tonight.