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RADAR CHECK: Showers and storms are most numerous along and east of I-65 today… with some storms producing torrential rain and hail; a severe thunderstorm warning was required earlier for parts of Clay and Randolph Counties. Storms are moving to the south around the circulation of an upper low over North Florida, which is enhancing the storms over the eastern side of the state today.
As you might expect, temperatures are all over the board. At mid-afternoon you have Gadsden at 75… while Tuscaloosa is 21 degrees warmer with 96. Must be a summer day in Alabama.
REST OF THE WEEK: With the upper low just to the east, and a deep layer of tropical moisture over the state, we expect scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms tomorrow through Friday. Highs will be close to 90, and like today, a few heavy downpours and strong storms are possible, if not likely in the tropical air with the ULL nearby.
WEEKEND PEEK: Showers and storms should become a little fewer in number Saturday and Sunday with rising heights and a more stable airmass. Look for classic summer weather… partly sunny days and the risk of scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and storms Saturday and Sunday. Expect a high in the low 90s both days.
Similar weather can be expected for at least the first half of next week.
GULF COAST WEATHER: Expect scattered to numerous showers and storms for Panama City and Destin tonight through Thursday, with the storms more scattered for Pensacola and Gulf Shores. Then, for all of the Central Gulf Coast about 6 to 8 hours of sunshine Friday through Sunday with the routine scattered thunderstorms you expect on summer days. Highs will be in the upper 80s on the immediate coast, and the sea water temperature at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab this afternoon is a toasty 89 degrees.
TROPICS: All is quiet across the Atlantic basin and tropical storm formation is not expected through the end of the week.
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Category: Alabama's Weather