It is going to feel much hotter across our area this afternoon due to the greater supply of sunshine and the more scattered nature of the rainfall. At the time of this update, widely scattered showers and storms were impacting portions of East Alabama. We were also tracking isolated showers north of Tuscaloosa. The chance for a pop-up shower or thunderstorm will linger into this evening and then the rain threat should end by midnight. We will wake-up to more low cloud and patchy fog in the morning, with temperatures in the 70s.
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK: Lots of low level moisture will remain in place over the next several days and this will make for more steamy weather conditions. I’ve expecting another partly sunny and hot Monday, with scattered thunderstorms and showers likely in the afternoon. Feels-like temperatures may top the triple digit mark. High pressure aloft will be strengthening by Wednesday so this will limit the number of storms, with temperatures surging into the mid to upper 90s. Rain chances will remain in the 20% - 30% range for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Long range data is showing an upper air disturbance approaching from the northwest next weekend. So we will likely be ramping up the rain chance again for next Saturday and Sunday.
TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 97L: We are keeping a watch on a tropical disturbance over the far eastern Caribbean. There is a 70% chance this could become a tropical depression within the next 5 days. As for now the system is on a westerly course and could possibly impact Jamaica. We will keep you posted on any possibly changes in strength and track. You can also check for tropical updates on the WBRC First Alert Weather App. Have a great evening!
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt