Eta in Gulf, will send muggy air and rain chances our way

Scattered showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms are possible Tuesday and Wednesday
Updated: Nov. 9, 2020 at 5:33 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - We’ve kicked off the workweek with mostly cloudy skies, above normal temperatures and elevated humidity levels. Weather like this will stick around for the next few days!

A/C outlook through Wednesday.
A/C outlook through Wednesday.(WSFA 12 News)

Similar to today, highs tomorrow will also reach near 80 degrees. The breeze will stick around with easterly winds around 10 mph and gusts upwards of 20-25 mph.

The only difference between today and tomorrow is the chance of scattered showers Tuesday afternoon. Not everyone will see rain, but a 30% chance will be there.

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As of Monday afternoon, Eta is a tropical storm with winds of 50 mph. It’s currently heading southwest into the Gulf of Mexico, then tomorrow will start a general trek north to northeastward. The exact path of Eta is still up in the air with plenty of disagreement among models.

Eta is now forecast to stay at tropical storm strength during its erratic journey. Despite the uncertainty associated with Eta’s eventual path and strength, our impacts in Alabama remain the same as previously thought.

Deep tropical moisture will surge northward into the Deep South through much of the week. This will combine with an approaching cold front from the northwest and bring a chance of scattered showers not only on Tuesday, but Tuesday night, Wednesday and Wednesday night as well.

It’s possible we get a few thunderstorms as well, but severe weather is not expected at this time.

Rain chances
Rain chances(WSFA 12 News)

Another wave of moisture could bring at least a low-end chance of showers at some point next weekend, but models have seemed to back off on those chances overall. We’ll maintain a 20-30% chance of rain for the Saturday through Monday period. Just know a lot of us will stay dry.

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Despite a cold front moving through Wednesday, we won’t cool down much. highs will still stay above average in the middle 70s to near 80 degrees.

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