Temperatures this afternoon are mainly in the upper 80s, with a few 90s showing up down south.
Category: Alabama’s Weather
A tight pressure gradient will lead to windy conditions across Alabama today. An upper level storm system and associated surface front will bring stormy weather and the threat of severe storms to Central Alabama late Sunday afternoon into early Monday morning.
WARM LATE APRIL AFTERNOON: Temperatures are in the 84-88 degree range for most North/Central Alabama communities this afternoon with a partly sunny sky. No showers on radar as of 3:15 p.m… but a few isolated storms could still form over the next few hours over the northern third of the state.
It’s a mix of sun and clouds in the skies across Central Alabama at this “A Little Bit Later Than Noon” update, with most of the area dry at the moment.
HEATING UP: With a partly sunny sky today, we expect a high in the mid 80s across much of North/Central Alabama today… the average high for April 28 is 77. An isolated shower could fire up late this afternoon as the air becomes unstable, but the chance of any one spot getting wet is only about one in ten.
Other than a few showers pushing into Georgia in Cleburne County, all of the shower and thunderstorm activity is currently located in the extreme southeastern part of Central Alabama.
New high resolution model data is now suggesting potential for the line of storm to become more “cellular” after midnight in Alabama, and with high storm relative helicity values we will need to hit the chance of a tornado or two a little harder. The limiting factor will be somewhat marginal instability values, but they are sufficient for severe storms.
As you can see by the image above, conditions are rather nice across North/Central Alabama. Skies are mostly clear and we have a nice breeze to help keep these warm temperatures feeling comfortable. The main action that we will have later tonight and into the early morning hours on Thursday is currently back off to […]
WARM, DRY DAY AHEAD: We expect a good supply of sunshine across Alabama today with a high up in the mid 80s this afternoon. But, to the west, severe thunderstorms will form, and SPC has defined a “moderate risk” of severe storms for parts of North Louisiana and South Arkansas. Those storms will enter far West Alabama around midnight tonight, and we have a “marginal risk” defined for the western counties of our state in the Day One outlook that runs through 7:00 a.m. tomorrow.
Skies will continue to be mostly clear, and highs will reach the low to mid 80s for the afternoon. Those mostly clear skies will continue over into the evening and overnight hours, with lows dropping into the mid to upper 50s across Central Alabama.