May 28, 2023

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Sun, Heat, Scattered Storms : The Alabama Weather Blog

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RADAR CHECK: On this hot May afternoon we have random, scattered showers and thunderstorms over the northern half of Alabama, slowing moving southward. Heavier storms are producing small hail and gusty winds. Away from the storms, the sky is partly too mostly sunny with temperatures generally in the low 90s. For some places today is the hottest day so far this year.

We aren’t expecting much change tomorrow; expect a mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms, most active during the afternoon and evening hours. The high tomorrow will be in the 86-90 degree range for most communities.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Heat levels come down over the latter half of the week, with highs closer to 80 degrees. And, the highest coverage of showers and storms should shift into South Alabama as the surface front sags southward. Still, a few scattered showers or storms can’t be ruled out across the northern half of the state on these three days.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: A more meaningful front will bring the chance of a few passing showers or storms Saturday (no all-day rain), followed by a dry, continental airmass Sunday with lower humidity and a sunny sky. Highs will remain close to 80 degrees, which is a bit below average for mid to late May in Alabama.

NEXT WEEK: Dry air stays in place for the first half of the week; a few scattered showers could return by Thursday and Friday. Highs will be generally in the 80s, with lows in the 60s. See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1957: An F4 tornado killed 20 people in Silverton, Texas. A 5,000-pound gasoline storage tank was reportedly carried 1.5 miles and dropped into a lake. Residents said the tornado “looked like red sand, boiling and rumbling.

ON THIS DATE IN 1972: The worst ice jam flooding of memory for long-time residents took place along the Kuskokwim River and Yukon River in Alaska. It was the first time since 1890 that the two rivers “flowed as one.” The towns of Oscarville and Napaskiak have been entirely inundated.

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

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James Spann

2023-05-15 19:52:12

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