A Good Bit Of Showers Out There: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| August 17, 2018 @ 1:51 pm

There are plenty of showers and thunderstorms out there mainly south of the I-20 corridor at this hours, while north of that it is relatively quiet, with the exception of a few scattered showers and storms. Wherever it’s not raining at this juncture, skies are partly to mostly cloudy. Temperatures are ranging from the upper 70s in rain-cooled air to the lower 90s with a good bit of sunshine. The hot spot is currently Eufaula at 90 degrees, while Auburn is the cool spot at 77 degrees. Birmingham was sitting at 89 degrees.

A good portion of the northern half of the state is currently defined in a Marginal Risk for severe weather through the remainder of your Friday and into the pre-dawn hours on Saturday. A few storms that could form today in the risk area may have the possibility of isolated damaging winds and some hail, along with storms that will move out of Arkansas and into Mississippi and possibly into the western parts of the area. From now until sunset, we’ll have scattered to numerous showers and storms, and our highs will top out in the upper 80s to the lower 90s. For this evening and into the overnight hours, we’ll continue to have a chance of scattered showers and storms through midnight, with coverage diminishing as we lose the heating of the day. Lows will be in the lower to mid-70s.

As far as the tropics are concerned, Tropical Storm Ernesto continues to move farther out in the North Atlantic and should become post-tropical later today. We still have a tropical wave east of the Windward Islands that is expected to move into an unfavorable airmass and is expected to either stay in its current state or weaken during the weekend.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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