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Evening storms rumbling through parts of the area

Tropics becoming very active, too...
Published: Aug. 25, 2021 at 4:38 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2021 at 6:40 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A healthy scattering of showers and thunderstorms continues across the state this evening. The scattered storms are sweeping from east to west, and a few of the storms have prompted severe thunderstorm warnings for damaging wind gusts. Many more storms have been prolific lightning producers. These will fade away later tonight.

Daily chances for showers and thunderstorms will exist for the foreseeable future here across Central Alabama. It’ll feel and look just like late August should.

Rain chances pick up a bit Sunday into next week as a potential tropical system brings abundant...
Rain chances pick up a bit Sunday into next week as a potential tropical system brings abundant moisture our way even if we don't see direct impacts from it.(WSFA 12 News)

It won’t rain everywhere on any given day, but we will certainly have those typical summertime isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms each afternoon and evening.

Each day’s exact rain chance varies, but the percentages are in the 30-50% range. As new data come in, those rain chances may be adjusted slightly -- whether it be up or down.

Heavy rain totals are expected along the Gulf Coast over the next week -- especially to our...
Heavy rain totals are expected along the Gulf Coast over the next week -- especially to our west. This is mainly due to a potential tropical system.(WSFA 12 News)

High temperatures will continue climbing into the 90s with each day’s exact high dependent upon how much sunshine you see in your town or city. Most days will be in the 91-94 range just about everywhere.

Whenever your location isn’t seeing rain, expect a partly cloudy sky with those fair weather cumulus clouds that resemble cotton balls across the sky.

Isolated to scattered showers and storms are possible through the remainder of the workweek.
Isolated to scattered showers and storms are possible through the remainder of the workweek.(WSFA 12 News)

Tropical Update...

There are still three systems that we’re monitoring for potential tropical development out in the Atlantic Basin. Two of them now have a “high” 80% chance of developing into at least a tropical depression.

One of those is in the Caribbean and has a solid chance at entering the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. While there are too many moving parts and uncertainties to provide any sort of exact forecast, most guidance keeps this likely eventual system to our west.

Two systems now have an 80% chance of developing into at least a tropical depression over the...
Two systems now have an 80% chance of developing into at least a tropical depression over the next 5 days.(WSFA 12 News)

That would mean greater impacts staying to our west across Texas, Louisiana and perhaps Mississippi. Those states most certainly need to be monitoring this system especially closely.

However, it’s important to note that the system could interact with Central America or Mexico over the next couple of days, which would mean a weaker storm and perhaps one that doesn’t bring quite as significant impacts to the United States.

There are multiple directions Invest 99L could go with uncertainty still pretty high. However,...
There are multiple directions Invest 99L could go with uncertainty still pretty high. However, those from Texas to Mississippi need to pay closer attention to this as it looks now.(WSFA 12 News)

It’s also important to realize that until we get an official system to form we are not able to provide a high confidence forecast in terms of strength and path of Invest 99L. Stay tuned!

The next names on the list are Ida, Julian and Kate should two or all three of these disturbances reach tropical storm status and receive a name!

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