A Few Clouds, But Still Quite Warm In Central Alabama At Midday

| May 17, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

We have some fair-weather cumulus clouds mixed in with some thin, whispy cirrus clouds across Central Alabama at the midday hour. These clouds are not able to keep the sun from heating the air at this point. Temperatures at 12:08PM are running in the 80s already, with 89 degrees in Eufaula as the warm spot. The cool spot is currently Cullman and at 81 degrees.

Skies will remain mostly sunny for much of Central Alabama for the remainder of the afternoon and early evening hours. There is a very small risk for a few isolated showers mainly over the southeastern parts of the area (along and south of I-20, mainly along and east of I-65), with the odds of any one location getting rain around 1 in 5. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s across the area. Winds will be out of the south around 10-15 MPH. Later this evening and into the overnight hours, skies will be mostly clear to start with, but more clouds will move in during the overnight hours. Temperatures at 7PM will be in the lower to mid 80s, and falling into the mid to upper 60s for the lows across Central Alabama.

Ridging over the area weakens a little on Thursday, and this will bring a small risk of widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across Central Alabama. We’ll have a mix of sun and clouds, and most of the day will remain dry. Afternoon highs will be a little cooler due to the increase in clouds, in the mid to upper 80s for most. A few spots could still hit 90 degrees, especially in the southeastern parts of the area. Odds for any one location to receive rain will be around 1 in 4.

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The Regions Tradition is returning to Greystone Golf & Country Club May 17-21 and tickets are now on sale. A quick look at the conditions will have us partly to mostly sunny and quite warm. An isolated shower or two are possible throughout Friday and Saturday. We’ll have an increased risk for showers and storms on Sunday. Come see some of the world’s greatest golfers such as Bernhard Langer, John Daly, Freddie Couples and many more right in our own backyard. Tickets start at only $20. Also, children 18 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult!

The SEC Baseball Tournament returns to the Hoover Met, May 23–28. Come see some of the best college players in the country as they compete for the championship. Also, for the first time ever, you can take advantage of the Hoover Metropolitan Complex which will feature a free, indoor Fan Fest – ferris wheel, sports bar and much more! Tickets start at only $9!

Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in New York State during the late morning and afternoon. A tornado injured one person at Warren, and wind gusts to 80 mph were reported at Owego. Evening thunderstorms over southwest Texas produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Marfa, along with golf ball size hail which accumulated to a depth of ten inches. Late night thunderstorms over southwest Texas proudced up to seven inches of rain in western Crockett County.


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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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