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Spotty storms to start the week as Marco and Laura approach the Gulf Coast

The impacts from these tropical systems here in North Alabama remain uncertain. Stay with WAAY 31 for continuing updates as the week progresses.

Posted: Aug 23, 2020 6:16 PM

Spotty showers and perhaps one or two storms will remain possible for the next few hours, but many locations will remain dry. Overnight lows will drop to right around 70. Expect much of the same to kick off the new work week Monday, with a few pop up showers and storms developing as early as midday and lingering into the afternoon hours. The risk for strong storms is low, but heavy downpours are still possible.

The main weather headline continues to be the tropics. Marco is now a Category 1 hurricane in open water in the Gulf of Mexico. The latest track from the National Hurricane Center has Marco skirting along the Louisiana coast beginning Monday afternoon but not making landfall until it substantially weakens into a tropical storm, moving westward into Texas. Marco does not appear to cause issues here at home. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Laura continues to move across Cuba at this hour and will continue to move over the island over the next 24 hours. Once it clears Cuba, it will move into the Gulf of Mexico and strengthens into a Category 2 hurricane before it makes landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border Wednesday afternoon and evening. This track is much further west compared to yesterday.

The track of Laura remains highly uncertain and will ultimately determine impacts to our weather in North Alabama late this week. If Laura continues to maintain the currently forecast western track, then North Alabama will only see scattered showers and thunderstorms Wednesday through Friday, with the wettest day appearing to be Friday. However, if the track moves back to the east, then North Alabama could see widespread and at times heavy rainfall as early as Wednesday night and especially Thursday. At this time, the track remains too uncertain to give definitive impacts on North Alabama. However, we will keep chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast beginning Wednesday and becoming more widespread through the rest of the week and into next weekend. This forecast will continue to evolve. Stay with WAAY 31 for continuing updates as we track these storms in the days to come.

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