June 19, 2024

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A Few Scattered Showers/Storms Tonight; Strong Storms Early Thursday

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RADAR CHECK: We have a few widely scattered showers over mainly the western half of Alabama at mid-afternoon; temperatures are in the mid to upper 80s with a mix of sun and clouds. We note Dothan has reached 91 degrees. We will maintain the chance of a few widely scattered showers or storms tonight; the low will be close to 70 degrees early tomorrow morning.

TOMORROW/THURSDAY: The high tomorrow will be in the 87-91 degree range with a mix of sun and clouds. The air becomes unstable, and a few isolated storms could form by afternoon, but much of the day will be dry. If any storms do form, they will be strong again with the chance of hail and gusty winds.

An organized band of thunderstorms will likely impact the northern half of Alabama after midnight tomorrow night into Thursday morning. These storms could be strong to severe, with potential for damaging winds and hail. SPC has put roughly the northern half of the state in a severe weather risk in the “Day 2” outlook which is valid through 7:00 a.m. Thursday.

A few additional thunderstorms could form later in the day Thursday as a cold front pushes through the state, but most likely the atmosphere will be worked over by earlier activity, and the severe threat Thursday afternoon/evening is relatively low. The high Thursday will be in the mid 80s.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Cooler, drier air rolls into Alabama Friday. The sky becomes partly to mostly sunny, and any showers will be confined to the far southern counties of the state. The weekend will feature mostly sunny pleasant days and fair cool nights. Highs will be in the 70s, and lows mostly in the 50s. Colder spots across North Alabama will dip into the 40s early Saturday morning.

NEXT WEEK: With a complex pattern forecast confidence isn’t especially high; global models suggest the better chance of rain during the week will come on Tuesday, and then again Thursday night and Friday. Highs will be mostly in the low 80s… See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1993: Serious flooding occurred in central Oklahoma following torrential rain and hail on this date through the 8th. Rainfall amounts on this date were generally around one inch. Oklahoma City, OK then recorded 6.64 inches of rain on the 8th, the third greatest daily rainfall amount ever observed in the city. Extensive flooding resulted, which killed four people, and the fire department had to rescue 183 others.

Look for the next video briefing here by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow..

James Spann

2024-05-07 20:06:26

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