A Few Showers To The North, Mostly Clear At Midday for Central Alabama

| April 21, 2017 @ 11:13 am

Skies are generally mostly clear across much of Central Alabama, with some cloud cover and a few showers in the northern part of the state. I know the skies are mostly sunny here at Barber Motorsports Park, as I am enjoying all of the great racing action that is currently happening. If you love racing, then you’ll love the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

Multiple scattered showers have popped up already across the northern part of the state, and the thinking is the main shower activity will stay in the northern counties of the Central Alabama area. The shower activity is pushing off to the northeast.

Temperatures are currently ranging from the upper 70s to the lower 80s across the area. The warm spots are currently Jasper and Montgomery at 82 degrees. The cool spots are Alexander City and Demopolis at 77 degrees.

For the most part, we’ll have partly cloudy to mostly clear skies across Central Alabama, and there could be an isolated shower or two to make it as far south as I-20, but the thinking is that most of the shower activity will be in the northern locations in Central Alabama. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. Tonight, we will have pretty nice weather across much of the area, but a few isolated showers will remain possible mainly over the north and northwestern locations. Lows will be in the lower to mid 60s.

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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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