The 11:30AM Check On Our Weather Situation

| July 11, 2017 @ 11:35 am

Radar Check At 11:20AM
Radar is rain-free for much of Central Alabama at this time, with the shower and thunderstorm activity located mainly in the eastern and southeastern parts of the area. A few showers have formed over southern parts of Cleburne County and over into eastern Calhoun County. Most of the scattered storms are down in Pike, Barbour, and Bullock counties. These storms have high lightning output at this point, and even those they are small in nature, rainfall is pretty heavy. These are slowly drifting mainly in a northeastward direction. The rest of the area is hot and dry at this point.

Temperatures At 11:20AM Across Central Alabama
It’s pretty hot out there already as we start our run-up to the midday hour, with temperatures ranging from the middle 80s to 90 degrees. At 90 degrees, Montgomery is the hot spot at this time, with Auburn and Eufaula tied as the cool spots at 82 degrees, with cloud cover keeping those temperatures lower.

Weather For The Rest Of The Day
Scattered showers and storms will develop throughout the main heating of the day, but it looks that the better coverage will be contained mainly to the southeastern parts of the area. A few showers and storms will be possible as far north as the I-20 corridor and even a little farther north than that. Afternoon highs will make it into the lower to middle 90s across much of the area. Most of the activity should diminish this evening and into the overnight, but don’t be surprised if one or two can survive into the early morning hours on Wednesday. Lows will be in the lower to middle 70s.

Wednesday’s Weather
It’s back to the standard summertime forecast for Central Alabama. Skies will start off mostly clear across much of the area. There may be a stray shower out there that is a left-over from overnight hours, but scattered showers and storms will start forming around or just after the 10AM hour. Skies will be mostly clear to partly cloudy as we reach the mid-afternoon hours, and highs across much of the area will be in the lower to middle 90s. Odds still look to be around 1 in 3 for any one location receiving rain. Precipitable water values will be up near the 2.00 inch range, so any storm could put down a good bit of rain.

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A Look At The Tropics
It looks like that the tropical wave that was moving across the Atlantic is not expected to develop at all, as the National Hurricane Center doesn’t even have it listed on their site. The remnants of Tropical Depression 4 that have shown some resurgence over the past day or two has really taken a downturn and is not really organized at all. Latest thinking has it moving near southern Florida by Thursday, but strengthening is unexpected, and all it should do is just enhance the risk for thunderstorms across the peninsula.

Today In Weather History
July 11, 1954 – Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather from North Dakota to Indiana. Thunderstorms in North Dakota produced tennis ball size hail at Carson. Thunderstorms in Indiana produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Fort Wayne. Five cities in the Southern Atlantic Coast Region reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lakeland, FL, with a reading of 100 degrees.

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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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