The 2PM Check On Central Alabama’s Weather

| July 10, 2017 @ 2:08 pm

Radar Check At 2:00PM
While it is mainly sunny in the northern half of Central Alabama at this time, the southern half is where all of the storms and clouds are currently located. Most of the main activity is just south of the extreme southern locations of Central Alabama, but some are affecting portions of our counties as well. A heavy thunderstorm is currently over Barbour County and is slowly drifting to the east. Places such as Eufaula and Clayton are receiving very heavy rainfall and multiple cloud-to-ground lightning strikes. There are several strong storms back in Marengo County as well, affecting Providence and Linden, and will be moving into Dayton and Thomaston shortly.

Temperatures Across The Area
At the 2:00PM hour, temperatures are in the upper 80s to the lower 90s already out there. Alexander City is currently the cool spot at 87 degrees, while just down the road in Montgomery, it is up to 91 degrees, making it the current hot spot.

For The Rest Of Today
Not much action for much of Central Alabama for the remainder of the day… Showers and storms will be confined to the southern parts of the area, mainly along and south of a line from Demopolis to Billingsley to Roanoke. North of that line, skies will stay generally mostly clear. Highs throughout Central Alabama will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Any rain activity left over for tonight will stay south of that same line mentioned earlier, while north of that, skies will be partly to mostly clear. Lows will be in the lower to mid 70s. A few locations in the northeastern part may drop into the mid to upper 60s.

Moisture Starts To Make A Return Northward On Tuesday
We will have a mix of sun and clouds throughout the area during the entire daylight hours, and as the title of this paragraph says, moisture makes a return to the northern half of Central Alabama. The best chances for scattered showers and storms will remain in the southern half of the area, but there will be a small risk for those as far north as Aliceville to Gardendale to Piedmont. Afternoon highs will be hot again with upper 80s to the lower 90s expected. Those higher moisture levels will also make those daytime highs feel much hotter, so please use common sense if working outside.

Headed To The Beach
Just your normal forecast for each day at the beach this week… Mainly sunny and hot with the usual chance for the afternoon seabreeze thunderstorm. For a detailed look at the weather from Fort Morgan over to Panama City Beach, Click here to see the AlabamaWx Beach Forecast Center page. The Beach Forecast is partially underwritten by the support of Brett/Robinson Vacation Rentals in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Click here to see Brett/Robinson’s Own Your Summer specials now!

Today In Weather History – July 10th
1926 – A lightning bolt struck an ammunition magazine in northern New Jersey, and a big red ball of fire leaped into the air triggering a series of explosions. All buildings within a half mile radius were destroyed, and debris fell as far as twenty-two miles away. Sixteen persons were killed, and property damage was seventy million dollars. Click here to read the post I put up earlier today in the Weather History section of the blog.

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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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