FIRST ALERT: Scattered storms more likely over southeast areas tomorrow; Isaias expected to restrengthen into a hurricane

First Alert Weather 9p 8-1-20

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - WHAT TO EXPECT OVERNIGHT: The showers and storms today were more limited in number but we do have light rain and isolated storms on radar this evening. The chance for a few isolated showers will continue overnight. Otherwise, most areas will experience a partly cloudy to mostly clear sky, with lows in the upper 60s.

TRACKING TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS: At 7PM the center of Isaias was about 100 miles southeast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The system remains a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds at 70 mph. Restrengthening into a hurricane is expected overnight. The system will cross the warm gulf stream and near the coast of Florida in the early morning hours, with a gradual turn north. The system will continue to impact areas along the east coast of Florida through tomorrow. Hurricane warnings are currently in effect from Boca Raton to the Volusia/Flagler County line. The system will weaken into a tropical storm by Monday, with impacts across the Carolinas. The system is also expected to impact new England by the middle of the week. Isaias will not have an impact on our weather locally, but there are other systems that we are tracking further out in the Atlantic. As we continue through August the hurricane season typically becomes increasingly active. Remember you can find the latest tropical updates on the WBRC First Alert Weather App.

TOMORROW AND NEXT WEEK: Areas along and north of I-20 should remain mostly dry tomorrow. However, the chance for scattered storms and showers will return later in the day for areas further south and east. In fact, some storms may be strong, with gusty winds, locally heavy rain, and intense lightning. The weather will continue to trend drier through early next week, with more pleasant nights, and limited chances for isolated afternoon pop-ups. We will have lots of sunshine each day, with highs near 90º and lows in the upper 60s. The moisture levels will start to increase again by next Saturday so expect another increase in the number of afternoon storms next weekend.

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