Weather Xtreme Video: Storms Across South Central Alabama This Morning, Ending by Early Afternoon, A Few Showers North

| May 12, 2019 @ 7:05 am

Fortunately, yesterday’s severe weather event did not pan out to be much of an event. Today’s looks like it will be limited to areas along and southeast of the I-85 corridor. Let’s dig into the details.

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: First, let me say Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Thanks for all you do mom to make our lives special!

FOR YOUR SUNDAY: We’re starting off in the 60s area wide this morning. A cold front is pushing slowly southeastward and is approaching the I-59 Corridor as we start the day. Clouds are thick this morning, but we will see a few breaks in them later on. Expect at least partly sunny skies as we go into the afternoon across much of Central and North Alabama. Highs today will be in the 68-72F range over North Alabama, around 70-74F in the I-59 Corridor, and in the middle to upper 70s over South Central Alabama. The main batch of showers is beginning to push southeast this morning. It may intensify later this morning in the I-85, using a plume of instability that will increase over southeastern sections of the state and have just enough wind shear for the storms to get their act together. Damaging wind will be the main threat. A few showers will linger through the morning over the remainder of the area, but they will be diminishing with time. By mid-afternoon, they should mostly be gone over North and North Central Alabama.

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TONIGHT: Dewpoints will drop into the comfortable 50s overnight tonight, allowing overnight lows to drop into the lower and middle 50s by morning.under clearing skies. All in all a pleasant night.

PLEASANT WILL BE THE WATCHWORD Monday and Tuesday as nearly perfect conditions set up across Alabama. Could I interest you in two, no wait, make that three, days with lows of sunshine, low humidity, light northerly winds, and highs between 75-81F? I thought so. We call it our May Special. It’s what this time of year is supposed to be like in Alabama and it’s pretty perfect!

NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS: The next trough will start shaping up to our west by midweek and this will allow a front to try to press into the area. It could trigger a few showers on Thursday. Highs will be in the 80s and lows in the upper 50s.

HIGH PRESSURE begins to build in for the weekend, setting the stage for a fairly typical run of late May weather, with warm temperatures, abundant sunshine, and the return of those widely scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Get used to it. You will hear that phrase a lot of the next four months.

VOODOO COUNTRY: Now I know that the GFS is notorious for spinning up bogus tropical systems in the western Caribbean and southeastern Gulf in late May, but they do happen. It is at it again, along with some of the other global models, in predicting that we will see a tropical system in the latter days of the month. It will be something to watch with an upward pulse of the Madden-Julian Oscillation moving through the region during that time.

GULF COAST WEATHER: Stormy through Monday along the beautiful beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida, but an absolutely perfect week to be at the beach after that. Lots of sunshine, dry conditions, highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. Water temperatures are already near 80 degrees! Watch out for a high risk of rip current this morning though if you are there.

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ON THIS DATE IN 1886: 43 people were killed by a tornado in Xenia, OH. Total deaths in two Ohio counties was 57. Follow my weather history tweets on Twitter. I am @wxhistorian at

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