Scattered Showers/Storms Stay In The Forecast : The Alabama Weather Blog2 min read
RADAR CHECK: Scattered showers and storms are in progress, mainly over the western half of Alabama this afternoon. Heavier storms are over the northwest corner of the state, where there is heavy rain, gusty winds, and possibly some small hail. Otherwise, we have a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures mostly in the 80s. Some risk of scattered showers will continue tonight with a mostly cloudy sky.
TOMORROW: SPC has introduced a low end, “marginal risk” of severe thunderstorms for about the southern 2/3 of Alabama…
The day will be warm and humid with scattered showers and storms; heavier storms tomorrow could produce gusty winds and some hail during the afternoon and evening hours. There is no tornado threat. Otherwise, tomorrow will be another warm and humid day with a high in the 80s.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: The overall pattern just won’t change much. Some risk of scattered showers and storms daily, mostly during the afternoon and evening hours (2-9 p.m.). Coverage of showers should be lower over the weekend as the upper ridge strengthens, and heat levels will be a bit higher. The high Friday will be in the mid 80s, followed by a high in the 88-91 degree range Saturday and Sunday.
Chance of any one spot seeing rain Friday is 60-70 percent, falling to around 30 percent over the weekend.
NEXT WEEK: The warm, humid, soupy pattern continues across Alabama and the Deep South Monday and Tuesday with scattered showers and storms. A front representing the leading edge of drier air will enter Northwest Alabama Wednesday, but the latest model runs are suggesting the front will stall and dissipate, keeping much of the state in humid air through the rest of the week. See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.
ON THIS DATE IN 2010: On this day, Oklahoma experienced its largest tornado outbreak since May 3, 1999. Fifty-five twisters tore through the state, including two rated EF4. The EF4 storms took three lives and injured 81 people. Ironically, both EF4 tornadoes struck Norman, Oklahoma, home of the Storm Prediction Center and the National Severe Storms Laboratory. Fourteen additional tornadoes hit Oklahoma during May 11-13.
Look for the next video briefing here by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow…
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