Very Nice At Midday, Potential For Strong To Severe Storms Late Thursday Into Early Friday

| April 16, 2019 @ 11:45 am

CONDITIONS AT 11:45 AM

It’s another beautiful day across Central Alabama as we have maximum sunshine and nice temperatures. Readings across the area are showing upper 60s to the lower 70s at this time, with Tuscaloosa leading the pack at 73 degrees. A few locations were tied as the cool spots at 68 degrees. Birmingham was at 72 degrees.

PLENTY OF SUN FOR THE REST OF THE DAY, A GOOD NIGHT FOR STARGAZING AHEAD
Another “Chamber of Commerce” day across Central Alabama for the remainder of the afternoon and into the early evening hours. Temperatures will be warm, topping out in the upper 70s to the lower 80s across the area underneath sunny skies. Winds will be out of the south-southwest at 5-10 MPH. For this evening and through the overnight hours, skies will be clear with very light south-southeasterly winds. Lows will be in the lower to mid-50s.

CLOUDS MOVE IN ON WEDNESDAY, BUT WE STAY DRY & WARM
We’ll start off the day with mostly clear skies, but as the system that will bring us the potential for strong to severe storms on Thursday moves closer to the area, we’ll have clouds increasing throughout the day, especially late. We will stay dry throughout the day with highs topping out in the upper 70s to the lower 80s and lows into the upper 50s to the lower 60s across the area.

POTENTIAL FOR STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT

Another potent system will move across Central Alabama on Thursday that will bring us the potential for strong to severe storms, mainly from around 3:00 pm to around 6:00 am on Friday morning. Tornadoes, damaging winds up to 60 MPH, and quarter-size hail are the main risks with this event. SPC has nearly the entire state in a Slight Risk for severe storms on Thursday (valid through 7:00 am Friday morning). There will be heavy rain with this event as well, as high as 1.00-2.00 inches, but should keep any flash flooding issues isolated and mainly to low-lying and poor drainage areas. As the high-resolution models come in for this event, we’ll be able to have more precise timing and details. We’ll keep you posted.

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