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NICE AND QUIET: While we see a few showers and storms over East Texas and Louisiana on the radar this morning, no showers are in progress over Alabama at daybreak. We might see a shower or two, maybe even a thunderstorm on radar later today along a boundary pushing in from the east, but they should be few and far between. We do note, however, that one very strong storm developed on this yesterday over Atlanta that basically didn’t move for a while, producing flash flooding. The chance of any one spot getting wet today is about 15 percent over East Alabama, and only 5 percent over West Alabama.
And, today should be the hottest day of the week with a high in the low 90s.
TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Pretty much the same story. A shower or two could show up on radar along the way, but they will be very widely spaced, and most of the weekend will be dry. With an easterly flow, temperatures will back down a bit with highs in the upper 80s on Saturday and Sunday. Days will be partly to mostly sunny, and nights will be mostly fair.
NEXT WEEK: Looks like our weather will pretty much stay the same next week with only isolated showers or storms. Afternoon highs will be in the 87 to 91 degree range.
GULF COAST WEATHER: There will be a few scattered showers and thunderstorms along the coast from Panama City west to Gulf Shores today and tomorrow with about 5 to 7 hours of sunshine both days. For the weekend and early next week, about 10 hours of sun each day with only a slight risk of a shower or storm. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, and sea water temperatures are generally in the low 80s.
WATCHING THE TROPICS: While things remain quiet now, the GFS continues to show tropical development over the Southwest Gulf in about one week with a slow drift toward the Gulf Coast of Mexico, or maybe far southern Texas. For now the risk of the system moving up this way seems low based on the projected upper air pattern. See the Weather Xtreme video for details.
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Category: Alabama's Weather