A Few Strong Storms Across North/Central Alabama at Midday

| April 20, 2017 @ 12:56 pm

We have scattered showers and thunderstorms over the north and eastern parts of the state at this midday hour, with one or two packing a little bit of a punch.

We currently have a strong storm located near South Pittsburg moving east at near 10 mph. Pea size hail will be possible with this storm. Therefore the NWS in Huntsville has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for Jackson County until 12:45 PM.

TEMPERATURES ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA AT 12:40PM
Temperatures are mainly in the 80s at this point. The warm spots are currently Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and Alabaster, all at 84 degrees. The cool spot is Albertville at 79 degrees.

SHOWER & STORM CHANCES CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING
Skies will be partly cloudy across the area throughout the afternoon and early evening hours, and will have a small risk for scattered afternoon showers and storms mainly over the eastern half of the area. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. A few of these storms could get strong producing some localized gusty winds and some small hail. Rain will be coming to end this evening, and skies will become mostly clear. Overnight lows will be in the lower to mid 60s throughout the area.

AN ALMOST FANTASTIC FRIDAY
I say almost because we will have a small risk for isolated to scattered showers and storms for the northern half of the area, but the odds of any one place getting rain will be less than 1 in 5. Skies will be mostly clear to start but becoming partly cloudy with the heating of the day. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!
The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will be April 21-23 at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park! Make plans for the event that has been voted “Best Annual Event” & “Best Sporting Event” in Birmingham. Kids 15 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult, and three-day general admission tickets are $69. Single day tickets are $15. Pack a picnic/cooler and bring the family out for a weekend full of activities and racing! Get tickets and more information here. The weather should not be a major factor throughout the weekend at the track, but we may see the best drivers in the would having to qualify in the rain. Get the detailed race cast here.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY – April 20, 1920
An unusually strong tornado outbreak occurred in the deep south, across Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. It was one of the most deadliest outbreaks in Alabama’s history. 219 people were killed due to tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia.

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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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