Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Tuesday July 25, 2017
Forecaster: James Spann

MOIST AIR STAYS IN PLACE: The sun will be out at times today, but again we expect scattered to numerous showers and storms with a high between 87 and 90 degrees. Most of the storms will come from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. And, like yesterday, some spots could see heavy rain.

The official rain total yesterday in Birmingham (based on data at the airport) was 3.64″. Wettest day since Christmas Day 2015. But, just down the road at the Shelby County Airport between Alabaster and Calera, the total was 0.00″. So it goes with storm on summer afternoons in Alabama…

TOMORROW/THURSDAY: The air will be more stable on these two days, meaning more sun, and fewer showers and storms. Heat levels creep up again with a high in the 91-95 degree range. Any afternoon storms that form will be pretty isolated.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: An approaching surface front will bring another increase in the number of showers and storms to the state on Friday and Saturday, followed by drier air and only a small risk of a shower Sunday. Clearly the highest chance of rain over the weekend will be on Saturday, and even then it won’t rain all day, and it won’t rain everywhere. Highs on these three days should be generally in the upper 80s.

NEXT WEEK: For now it looks like fairly routine weather for early August; partly sunny days with scattered showers and storms, mostly during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs between 87 and 90 on most days, which is below average for Alabama in mid-summer.

TROPICS: All remains quiet across the Atlantic basin, and tropical storm formation is not expected this week.

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