Friday, June 20 Morning Discussion

By: Aaron Morrison Email
By: Aaron Morrison Email

The exit of Spring has felt more and more summer-like as across the twin states and looks to stay with us for quite some time. High-pressure located just over Northeaster portion of Alabama is still influencing our weather, but that will change as we head into the weekend. The ridge that has been building over us the past week will weaken slightly as a cold front arrives from the plains.

Today, much like the past few days, temperatures will once again make another run towards the lower 90s. However, if you factor in the dewpoint, it will feel more like it's pushing 100 degrees in most places. Afternoon showers and storms will once again develop, remaining discrete and isolated, so not everyone will see rain. Summer storms have a tendency to hover over an area and not move as much, so some locations will remain dry and some locations will heavy rainfall with storms.

As Saturday arrives, so does a slight change in the weather. As the ridge over our area weakens more rainfall is to be expected. Right now it looks as if rain will not arrive until the afternoon hours Saturday. The rain won't be a washout, but more scattered rain and storms can be expected unlike the past few days.

The start of a brand new work week brings some uncertainty with our weather. Some models are indicating another warm up much like we've seen the past week, while the majority of them are hinting at trough pushing southward over the area. As with it being summer, and the chances of a trough making it's way into the area is slim, I went with a mix of both of them. I kept temperatures up slightly, much like this past week. Temperatures next week should stay in the lower 90s and only bumped up rain chances slightly.

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