Getting Hot At Midday, Few Showers Popping Up

| June 17, 2019 @ 12:28 pm

While we have only a few isolated showers showing up on radar over the eastern parts of Tuscaloosa County and western parts of Jefferson County, we expect to see more showers and thunderstorms develop during the afternoon and into the early evening hours. At 12:15 pm, temperatures were in the mid to upper 80s across much of the area, but a few 90s were being reported in the southern parts of the area. Birmingham was at 84 degrees, tied with several locations as the cool spot.

Showers and thunderstorm chances will increase during the main heating of the day, especially in the afternoon to the early evening hours. Higher chances will be north of the I-59 corridor, with another more likely spot south of the I-85 corridor. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s across the area. We’ll continue to have showers and thunderstorms linger into the late night and overnight hours, with the higher chances remaining along and north of the I-59 corridor. Lows will be in the upper 60s to the lower 70s.

Tuesday will feature showers and thunderstorms likely at any point through the day, with the potential of a few of these storms becoming strong to marginally severe, especially over the northern half of the area. SPC has introduced a Marginal Risk for severe storms for much of the northern half of Alabama with isolated damaging wind gusts up to 60 MPH being the main threat. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 80s for most with a few locations hitting the lower 90s in the southeastern parts of the area.

A QUICK LOOK AT THE TROPICS
The Atlantic Basin remains quiet today and no new tropical cyclones are expected to develop during the next five days.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY
1882 – A tornado traveled more than 200 miles across the state of Iowa killing 130 persons. The tornado touched down about ninety miles west of Grinnell and struck the town and college around sunset, killing sixty persons, and causing more than half a million dollars damage. Traveling at nearly 60 mph, the tornado hit Mount Pleasant about 11 PM causing another half a million dollars damage.

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