Showers & Storms Are Out There At Midday, Still Quite Warm

| May 18, 2017 @ 12:45 pm

Currently across Central Alabama at midday on your Thursday, we have a mix of sun and clouds across the area, along with some scattered showers and thunderstorms mostly over the northwestern parts.

On radar, we have some decent looking showers and thunderstorms affecting Hamilton, Hackleburg, and Bear Creek in Marion County, with more scattered showers and storms over portions of Lamar, Fayette, and over in Cullman County. More showers and storms are developing across the area as I type this post. I would never finish this post if I continued to list the locations where these are popping up.

Temperatures at 12:21PM are running in the upper 70s to the upper 80s across much of Central Alabama, with the warm spot of Montgomery leading the way at 90 degrees. The cool spot is Haleyville with rain-cooled air at 77 degrees.

FOR THE REST OF TODAY
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue to develop throughout the rest of the afternoon hours, but much of the activity will begin to die off by the early evening hours. I wouldn’t be surprised if one or two showers and storms survive into the overnight hours. Many locations will stay dry today, but the odds of any one location getting rain throughout the remainder of the day is about 1 in 3. Afternoon highs will be in the lower 80s to the lower 90s across the area. Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s to the lower 70s.

WEATHER FOR YOUR FRIDAY
The day is expected to be a little less busy as in shower activity, but a few isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible. Skies will start off mostly clear in the morning, but clouds will build with the heating of the day. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s across the area.

BEACHBOUND
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The Regions Tradition is returning to Greystone Golf & Country Club May 17-21 and tickets are now on sale. A quick look at the conditions will have us partly to mostly sunny and quite warm. An isolated shower or two are possible throughout Friday and Saturday. We’ll have an increased risk for showers and storms on Sunday. Come see some of the world’s greatest golfers such as Bernhard Langer, John Daly, Freddie Couples and many more right in our own backyard. Tickets start at only $20. Also, children 18 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult!

The SEC Baseball Tournament returns to the Hoover Met, May 23–28. Come see some of the best college players in the country as they compete for the championship. Also, for the first time ever, you can take advantage of the Hoover Metropolitan Complex which will feature a free, indoor Fan Fest – ferris wheel, sports bar and much more! Tickets start at only $9!

THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY – May 18, 1990
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the central U.S. spawning a sixteen tornadoes, including a dozen in Nebraska. Thunderstorms also produced hail four inches in diameter at Perryton TX, wind gusts to 84 mph at Ellis KS, and high winds which caused nearly two million dollars damage at Sutherland NE. Thunderstorms deluged Sioux City IA with up to eight inches of rain, resulting in a record flood crest on Perry Creek and at least 4.5 million dollars damage.

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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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