Scattered Thunderstorms for the Weekend

 

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The upper level low remains over the Arkansas and Louisiana border today, having made little westward progression over the last 24 hours.

However, looking at water vapor imagery and model heights, the low appears a bit weaker with this system.

Forecast models are in fair agreement that the low will finally push to the south today as it weakens. Although this feature will move further away from the forecast area, it still looks like we will have good chance of more scattered showers and storms.

With the high level of moisture across the state, and the combination of daytime heating…the chance of getting wet in any location will be 50/50 for this afternoon. Chances will remain into the evening hours tonight, so if your planning any outdoor activities, you have a good chance of getting wet.

Any of the storms that develop will be capable of locally heavy rain, gusty winds and cloud to ground lightning strikes.

Daytime highs will be limited some due to clouds and scattered activity, with highs mostly in the mid 80’s.

Alabama remains in the area of the weak upper flow. With the steady flow of moisture streaming into the area once again on Sunday. This amount of moisture will produce more scattered thunderstorms through Sunday evening.

The beach weather is not looking good, with numerous showers and storms expected. There has been an extensive area of storms blow up in the northern Gulf overnight. We will be watching the movement and affects for southwest Alabama through the weekend.