May 27, 2024

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Showers Move Out Of Alabama Later Today; Dry Tomorrow/Thursday

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RADAR CHECK: Rain and a few thunderstorms are over the northern half of Alabama this morning; the most widespread rain at daybreak was north of I-20. We also note a few scattered showers over Baldwin County… otherwise the sky is mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 60s. Most all of the showers should be out of the state by early afternoon, and the sun could peek out at times after the rain is over. The high today will be close to 80 degrees.

Dry and warm weather is the story tomorrow and Thursday with highs remaining in the 80s. Thursday could very well be the warmest day so far this year for some places with a high in the 86-90 degree range.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: We will bring in a chance of showers Friday and through the weekend. A few notes about the rain chances…

*The showers each day will fairly random and scattered; not a wash-out by any means

*There could be some thunder, but we don’t expect severe storms.

*Rain amounts Friday through Sunday should be 1/2 inch or less for most places.

*Highest coverage of showers over the weekend will be over the northern half of the state

*The sun will peek out at times

*The weather stays warm with highs in the 80s.

NEXT WEEK: An upper ridge will be the story; most days will be warm and dry with highs in the 85-91 degree range. The weather will feel more like early June as opposed to early May… See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1924: A significant tornado outbreak occurred from Alabama to Virginia on the 29 through the 30th. 26 tornadoes were of F2 intensity or greater. A total of 111 people were killed, and over 1,100 injured. An estimated F4 tornado tore through Steedman and Horrell Hill, SC. This tornado killed 55 people.

A total of 13 people were killed in Alabama during this event with a total of six tornadoes reported. Four of the deaths were in the Auburn/Opelika area; most of the tornadoes were across Southeast Alabama.

ON THIS DATE IN 1953: An F4 tornado 300 yards in width leveled homes on the north side of Warner-Robins Georgia, and barracks on the south side of the Warner-Robins Air Force Base. 19 people were killed and were 300 injured.

Look for the next video briefing here by 3:00 this afternoon… enjoy the day!

James Spann

2024-04-30 10:35:22

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