Midday Nowcast: Sunny & Hot

| May 23, 2019 @ 11:38 am

The upper ridge continues to strengthen over the Southeast today and will persist through the weekend and into next week. We are once again seeing a mainly sunny sky today, but a weak boundary is moving in from the east underneath the ridge, and this boundary could trigger at least a few isolated showers this afternoon over portions of East and South Alabama. These will not amount to much and most locations will be staying dry. Temperatures for the afternoon will be making their way into the lower and mid 90s across the state. For tonight, it will be mainly clear with temperatures sliding back into the upper 60s by tomorrow morning.

FRIDAY-MONDAY: With the ridge holding in place, we are forecasting mostly sunny hot days tomorrow and through the Memorial Day weekend. Highs tomorrow through Monday will be in the mid 90s, and some places will reach the upper 90s, right at record levels for late May in Alabama. We will be looking for some heat relief in the form of showers and storms, but unfortunately, rain chances are near zero thanks the upper-ridge in place.

SEC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: The 2019 SEC Baseball Tournament continues through Sunday at the Hoover Met. Don’t miss some of the best baseball in the country as the top-12 teams will battle it out in Hoover on the road to Omaha. Join us for the indoor FanFest which is free to the public, open each day of the tournament and fun for all ages. Single-session tickets are $18 each for adults and $9 each for kids 3-12. Bleacher seats are first-come, first-served in the General Admission sections. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!!!

BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Fort Morgan to Panama City on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in visiting.

WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 117.3F at Baharia, Egypt. The lowest observation was -107.0F at Dome A, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: The highest observation was 110F at Rio Grande Village, TX. The lowest observation was 19F at Pikes Peak Summit and Berthoud Pass, CO and at Chepeta, UT.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1882: An unusual late season snow blanketed eastern Iowa, with four to six inches reported around Washington.

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