Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Thursday May 25, 2017
Forecaster: James Spann

COOL MAY MORNING: Temperatures are in the 50s across the great state of Alabama early this morning; the sky is cloudy and just before daybreak we still see a few lingering showers over the far eastern counties of the state. Those showers will end soon, and the sky becomes partly to mostly sunny as dry air returns. Despite the brighter sky, temperatures won’t get past the mid 70s this afternoon; we should be in the mid 80s in late May.

Tomorrow will feature sunshine in full supply, and after a cool morning with lows in the 55-59 degree range, we rise quickly, and most communities will see a high in the 85-88 degree range.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: Saturday looks like a dry day for most of the state with a hot afternoon and a partly sunny sky; the high will be close to 90 degrees. Any afternoon showers or storms that form should be few and far between. However, there is a chance an organized band of showers and storms will drift into far North Alabama Saturday night, or early Sunday morning during the pre-dawn hours, and those could be strong to severe with potential for strong winds. SPC has far North Alabama in a “slight risk” for this possibility.

During the day Sunday we will continue to mention some risk of scattered showers and storms during the afternoon and nighttime hours, but a decent part of the day will be day; Sunday’s high will be in the mid to upper 80s with a mix of sun and clouds.

The best chance of showers and storms statewide will come on Memorial Day (Monday) as a cold front approaches; Monday’s high will be close to 80 with only a limited amount of sun.

REST OF NEXT WEEK: The surface front will stall out somewhere across Central Alabama Tuesday, and the best chance of showers will be over the southern half of the state. Seems like the best chance of showers over the latter half of the week will stay over South Alabama… see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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