Widespread Showers & Storms – Tuesday Video

Good Morning!  Feast or famine again today.  Some towns could see localized flooding, other towns not as much.  Widespread showers & storms.  I’ll show you future radar.  Plus: A rare summer front will have a big impact on the weekend forecast.  Will it make it all the way to the coast?  A lot of interesting ground to cover this morning on your Tuesday morning personal weather briefing.

 

A trough in the upper atmosphere will be the “main player” in another very wet day across the region.  Some towns will get locally heavy rain amounts…other towns not too much.  Storms will be in generous supply.

A rare summer front will have a big impact on the weekend rain chances, especially Friday night into Saturday.

The models show this front has a rare chance to make it all the way down into south Alabama and maybe into the Gulf by Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storms will Increase – Monday Video

Good Morning!  Storms will increase, as the high temperatures back off a few degrees.  I’ll walk you through an active week ahead.  Looks like the best rain chances will be early in the week and again toward the weekend.  Will a front make it all the way through the state this weekend?  Also: a peek into the month of August.  Will the extreme heat persist?  Hope you have a couple of minutes to watch your Monday morning personal weather briefing.

 

Active weather pattern at the surface and aloft will lead to numerous showers and storms next 2-3 days.

 

Active weather pattern by the weekend, as a deep trough in the upper atmosphere allows a rare summer front to slip southward through the state, causing an increase in showers/storms from Friday night into Sunday, as the front moves toward south Alabama

CPC August temperature outlook shows above normal heat for much of the nation.  Oh boy!

Next Few Days – Not as Hot – Showers Increase

The intense heat continues to fade.  After 98° on Thursday & Friday, yesterday’s high was 94°, today we will be generally in the lower 90’s.  Still hot, but not as hot.  The heat index will still edge up over 100.  A few spots may be close to 105 on the Heat Index, mainly in west Alabama.  NWS has opted to keep the Heat Advisory for most areas from I-65 westward.  It includes Montgomery county.  Scattered thunderstorms will “bubble up” in the afternoon heat, with a 30% chance in most places, a little higher at 40% on the coast.  Rain chances improve tomorrow.

 

NEXT FEW DAYS:  As the upper high fades, a trough of low pressure develops which will promote better rain chances.  In fact, showers & storms will peak in the “likely” 60% category Monday & Tuesday.  Storms will start to thin out Thursday.

TROPICS:  The tropics are amazingly quiet right now.  There are no systems being targeted or monitored by NHC over the next 5 days.   Hang on, though, the season’s activity will pick up, especially in August and September.

I’ll have your next video update for you, online by Monday morning at 4:45AM.  Have a great Sunday!

-Rich

 

 

Heat Advisory again: Heat & Big Storms

Here we go again. NWS continues the heat advisory for much of central & north Alabama until 7PM.  Like yesterday, the heat index will be near or above the 105 danger mark in spots.  Actual highs will be at least in the middle 90’s.  Stay hydrated!  Limit sun exposure as much as possible.  Make sure your pets have plenty of shade and water. The other concern today is random strong storms…

SCATTERED STORMS TODAY – SOME STRONG:  Home many times have you heard me say, “Intense heat can lead to Intense Storms.”   Again today, the atmosphere is “ripe” for the development for some intense storms, which are most intense during the heat of the afternoon, and into the early evening.  Not every town will get one, but coverage today will be a little more generous at about 40%.  Storms will be even more numerous tomorrow. The stronger storms will put on a BIG show:  gusty winds 40+ mph, intense lightning, torrential tropical downpours.  Be watchful, particularly if you are out on a lake or river.  Radar and Future Radar on our weather app will be very helpful and useful to you today.  It will also show you the storms with lightning strikes.  Be careful today.  Too many people have already lost their life to lightning strikes this year.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  The trend over the next 4 days will be for better rain chances, which will help lower the high temperatures a few degrees.  Best rain chance of Monday and Tuesday with 60% coverage.  Then, later in the week…more heat returns as storms thin out.

BEACH FORECAST:  With the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo in progress, all eyes will be on the radar here on the Beach.  Scattered big storms will be roaming around.  Storms will be more numerous Sunday and Monday.  Gulf water temp. is 87.

Have a nice weekend.  Make sure you check with our weather app from time to time, to stay on top of the intense heat and the strong storms.  Like the last two days, I’ll alert you from time to time with the latest.  Your next video will be Monday morning at 4:45.

–Rich