A few storms could linger into Sunday morning

A classic Summer combination continues next week...
Scattered rain could linger into Sunday morning
Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 3:34 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2021 at 10:25 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A batch of showers and thunderstorms rolled through central and south Alabama Saturday afternoon and evening. Now, as Sunday morning approaches, some scattered rain and rumbles will linger.

A classic Summer pattern continues Sunday and beyond - highs each day will head into the 90s, lows will drop into the 70s and we’ll see a 30-50% coverage of mainly afternoon showers and storms each day. In other words - typical August weather.

Tropical Update: We still have two other systems out in the tropics that we’re watching, but neither will threaten Alabama, the Gulf Coast or impact the Southeastern United States.

The remnants of Grace are slowly falling apart over central Mexico.

Hurricane Henri is poised to make landfall somewhere between New York and Boston as a Category 1 hurricane; this will be an unusual situation and produce substantial impacts to the large metro areas along the East Coast. Large numbers of power outages are likely, along with catastrophic flooding in some parts of New England.

Finally, there is a tropical wave off the western coast of Africa that the National Hurricane Center is giving low odds of turning into a named system within the next 5 days. A large plume of Saharan dust will move across the Atlantic over the next five to seven days - this argues against major tropical development in the deep Atlantic next week. We’ll be watching.

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