A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

| August 15, 2017 @ 12:56 pm

Radar is currently showing scattered showers and thunderstorms across mainly the western parts of Central Alabama, with some thunderstorm activity in the eastern part over parts of Calhoun, Cleburne, and Cherokee counties. This cluster of storms is moving to the east and is putting down heavy rainfall and quite a bit of lightning at this point. Nothing severe, but if you’re in the path of this storm, please go indoors until it passes. When thunder roars, go indoors.” The other activity over the western part of the area are smaller showers and storms, but you can expect a short burst of heavy rainfall with these. These are moving eastward as well.

Where it is not raining at this point, you have partly to mostly clear skies at this point. Temperatures from across the area are showing that as well ranging from the lower 80s to 90 degrees across Central Alabama. Birmingham is at 88 degrees, while Troy and Montgomery are up to 90 degrees, tied for our warm spots.

For the rest of the day, we’ll continue to have a risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms across Central Alabama. With a slightly drier airmass in place compared to yesterday, rainfall amounts will not be as heavy as those reported yesterday. Also, flash flooding should not be a threat with nearly all of these storms. If we get a situation of training cells, then we’ll keep an eye on that. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s. We’ll have a small risk of showers and storms to continue on into the late night and overnight hours, with lows in the lower to mid-70s. The better rain chances will be to the south and west.

Tomorrow will be a typical “dog day of summer” forecast for Central Alabama… A mix of sun and clouds and hot, with the standard risk of scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Afternoon highs will be in the lower 90s for most.

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THE TROPICS
With Hurricane Gert curving out to sea at this point, our attention now turns to the two disturbances out in the Atlantic. The lead area of storms is disorganized at this point as it heads westward, and has a 40% chance of developing into a depression/storm within the next 5 days. The trailing disturbance is a little better organized as is expected to slowly strengthen as it moves west-northwest. It also has a 40% chance of tropical depression/storm development within the next 5 days. Stay up-to-date with the latest posts in the Tropical Weather category on the AlabamaWx Weather Blog home page.

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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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