RADAR CHECK: A batch of thunderstorms is moving southward through East Alabama this afternoon, with potential for hail and strong winds… a number of severe thunderstorm warnings have been needed. The rest of the state is hot and dry with temperatures generally in the mid to upper 90s. Heat index values are in the 100-110 degree range. We will maintain the chance of isolated storms through the evening hours… otherwise tonight will be mostly fair with a low in the 70s.
FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND: The weather stays hot as a firecracker tomorrow and Sunday with highs generally in the mid 90s; afternoon and evening thunderstorms remain possible in a few spots. And like today the storms could be heavy with potential for hail and strong gusty winds… odds of any one neighborhood seeing rain both days are around 30 percent, and most of the storms will come between 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Not much change on Monday and Tuesday, although heat levels will be falling with highs back in the low 90s.
REST OF THE WEEK: We expect an increase in the number of scattered showers and thunderstorms over the latter half of the week as the heat ridge continues to weaken, and the air becomes more unstable. Highs Wednesday through Friday will be in the 88-91 degree range for most places… See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.
ON THIS DATE IN 1912: An estimated F4 tornado ripped through Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada on this day. The storm became the deadliest tornado in Canada’s history as it killed 28 people along a rare, 18.5-mile track from south to north.
ON THIS DATE IN 2010: Hurricane Alex made its final landfall along the northern Mexican coast around 110 miles south of Brownsville, Texas as a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Alex was the first Hurricane in June for the Altantic Basin since 1995, and the strongest in the month of June since Hurricane Alma in 1966.
Look for my next video briefing here by 6:00 a.m. Monday… enjoy the weekend!
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