An Increase In Rain Chances For Parts Of The Area Today

| July 30, 2019 @ 6:53 am

A trough will begin to move into the northwestern parts of the area today that will bring an increased risk of showers and thunderstorms mainly to locations north and west of the I-59 corridor. South and east of I-59, it will be just a typical summertime day with a small risk of a few isolated to scattered mainly afternoon showers and storms. Afternoon highs should top out in the mid-80s to the mid-90s across the area. Most activity should subside after sunset, but a few scattered showers may continue especially closest to the trough in the north and western parts of the area. Lows will be in the upper 60s to the lower 70s.

On Wednesday, the trough works deeper into Central Alabama and will be pulling a cold front into the extreme northwestern parts of the state. This will give us a little increase in the chance of showers and thunderstorms across the area, especially locations along and surrounding the I-59 and I-20 corridors. For those locations along and south of the I-85 corridor, a few isolated to scattered afternoon showers and storms will be possible. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the mid-90s.

On Thursday, the cold front has washed out over the northern parts of the state which will keep our chances of scattered mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. The higher rain chances will be along and south of the I-59 corridor, while a few isolated showers and storms are possible north of that. Highs will be in the lower to mid-90s.

Friday, the former cold front will slide farther to the south which will keep the higher rainfall chances confined to the southeastern parts of the area, while the rest of the area will have a small risk of a few isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower to mid-90s.

Saturday looks to be a more typical summertime day across Central Alabama as we get back to a small risk of a few isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms across the area. We’ll start off with a good bit of sun but clouds will build with the heating of the day making skies partly cloudy. Highs will be in the lower to mid-90s.

Same story for Sunday… Hot and humid with a good bit of sun to start but clouds build with the heating of the day. A few isolated to scattered showers and storms are possible with highs in the lower to mid-90s once again.

And we’ll do it again on Monday as it will once again be hot and humid with a risk of some scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. It will be just a tad cooler as there will be more clouds across the area throughout the day. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s.

And the tropics are getting active as we have two areas of concern on the board. Invest 95L continues to struggle over the eastern Caribbean Sea and is not likely to get organized over the next few days. As it approaches Florida and the Bahamas, conditions may become conducive enough for some development to take place. NHC is sticking with a 10% chance of developing into a depression over the next five days. The second wave moved off the African coast on Monday and is moving westward over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean. It’s not expected to develop any over the next few days, but conditions will become more favorable by the weekend and some development may occur. NHC is only giving it a 20% chance of developing into a depression over the next five days.

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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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