SUNDAY UPDATE:   Locally Heavy Downpours in The Week Ahead

Good morning!   Yesterday’s heat produced some rather impressive storms.  Some of the storms put on quite a show.  Today will be similar.  More scattered thunderstorms, by this afternoon and this evening.  Some towns will get some tropical downpours and gusty winds.

Get ready..During the week ahead, a trough of low pressure will develop in the upper atmosphere over Alabama.  That will help to promote a generous supply of showers and storms, especially Monday trough Wednesday.  Storms will start to thin out in number late week.

TODAY:  Another hot day.  High 93.  Heat index 100 to 105.  Scattered showers and storms this afternoon & this evening. Feast or famine on the rainfall.  Some towns will get some heavy rainfall totals.  Other towns will get skipped.  Low tonight 75.

MONTGOMERY CLIMATE DATA: The Montgomery Airport had a whopping 2.01” of rain yesterday.  That takes the total for the month to 8.00”.  That’s 4.36” above normal for the month.  We are now more than 12” above normal for the year. Winds gusted to 28 mph in the storm.  Yesterday’s high was 94, with a heat Index of 104.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Scattered to numerous showers and storms Monday through Wednesday.  That will knock the high temperature down a few degrees.  By Thursday and Friday, the number of storms will thin out, and temperatures will rebound.

THE TROPICS:  Hurricane Hanna’s eye made landfall on Padre Island, about 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, at about 5 p.m. on Saturday, with winds of 90 m.p.h.    At 4AM, Tropical Storm Hanna was on the US/Mexico border with winds of 60 mph. It will weaken to a depression later today as it moves into Mexico.

Invest 92-L in the tropical Atlantic, now has a 90% chance of becoming a Depression and eventually Tropical Storm Isaias.

Could the Future Isaias impact the southeastern US in several days?   Maybe….  It would be maybe 7-9 days from now.

If you are wondering where Gonzalo is on the map…that system fizzled and is now just a tropical wave.

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

Stay safe and well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend …

–Rich