No big weather changes. Scattered daily storms. Temps near average.
Skies are partly cloudy across the Tennessee Valley on this Wednesday early afternoon. The good news is that temperatures aren't all that bad either, with most of us ranging from the mid 80s to near 90 degrees. There are a few isolated thunderstorms over northeast Alabama, but for the most part, we are quiet and calm so far.
Futurecast is keeping the local area dry this afternoon and evening, but I can't rule out a stray quick shower or thunderstorm. Highs today should be in the upper 80s to lower 90s for everyone. We head toward the lower 70s by daybreak under partly to mostly cloudy skies, but showers and thunderstorms will be approaching from the northwest. It looks like these may weaken as they approach, but there will be the potential for new isolated to scattered storms to form ahead of that dying complex on its outflow as we head from the late morning into the afternoon. Those die out late in the evening, after once again climbing into the upper 80s to near 90 for afternoon highs on Thursday. We then go partly to mostly cloudy overnight, with maybe a stray shower or storm as early as daybreak on Friday, as temperatures once again get down into the lower 70s.
Our area will be under an upper trough that's centered between a ridge of high pressure in the Plains and another ridge of high pressure off the coast of the Carolinas. That means that trough of low pressure won't be moving soon, and with that, no big weather changes are expected the next several days. Expect daily chances of scattered, hit-or-miss type showers and thunderstorms, with afternoon highs staying between the mid 80s and the lower 90s. No particular day looks like a washout, but any random person could get a heavy downpour for half hour to an hour on any of these afternoons. Typical summertime weather in the Tennessee Valley!
The Atlantic basin remains quiet, with sinking air aloft and dry, dusty Saharan air covering much of the main tropical development region of the Atlantic. This should continue for no less than the next 7 days, and we expect no tropical development in the Atlantic basin during this time.