Warmer; Scattered Afternoon Storms

| August 20, 2013 @ 6:02 am

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CALM MORNING: At daybreak we have nothing on radar, but a relatively moist airmass remains over Alabama, and we expect to see a few scattered showers and thunderstorms forming around here this afternoon and early tonight. If you like the numbers game, the chance of any one spot seeing rain later today is at 40 percent. Otherwise, the day will feature a mix of sun and clouds with a high in the 84-87 degree range.

The weather really won’t change much through the rest of the week, partly sunny days and the risk of a passing afternoon shower or thunderstorm in scattered spots. Highs remain in the mid to upper 80s… some spots might touch toward the end of the week.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: The GFS continues to trend drier, and we will just mention widely scattered afternoon showers or storms Saturday and Sunday. Unlike this past weekend, when highs were in the 70s, we should be pretty close to 90 both days, and some spots could see low 90s. And, we will enjoy a pretty decent amount of sunshine over the weekend.

The GFS looks pretty dry early next week with warmer air aloft thanks to a big upper high northwest of Alabama. Any showers Monday and Tuesday should be pretty isolated with a good supply of sunshine, and a high at or just over 90 degrees.

GULF COAST WEATHER: While there is some risk of scattered storms on a daily basis, the weather looks pretty good for the Gulf Coast this week with 7 to 9 hours of sunshine each day from Panama City over to Gulf Shores. Highs on the immediate coast will be in the 86-90 degree range. The sea water temperature early this morning at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 81 degrees.

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