Sun, Heat, Scattered Storms

| July 1, 2019 @ 3:23 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have the usual array of random, scattered showers and thunderstorms across Alabama this afternoon. With light winds aloft, they are moving very little, and most all of them will fade pretty quickly once the sun goes down later this evening.

Away from the showers, temperatures are mostly in the low to mid 90s with a partly sunny sky. Hottest spot in the state is Marion with 97… Demopolis is not far behind with 95 (based on the 3:00 p.m. CT observations).

REST OF THE WEEK: Typical summertime weather will continue. Partly sunny, hot, humid days with the usual round of scattered showers and thunderstorms, mostly during the afternoon and evening hours. Chance of any one spot getting wet tomorrow will be in the 20/30 percent range, and in the 30/40 percent bracket Wednesday through Friday. Most of the showers and storms will come from 1:00 until 9:00 p.m.

For the fireworks shows Thursday night, most of the storms (but not necessarily all of them) will be over by 9:00 p.m. Highs each day for the rest of the week will be mostly in the 90-94 degree range.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND AND BEYOND: Same weather setup for Alabama. Hot, muggy weather continues with a mix of sun and clouds Saturday and Sunday. The risk of scattered afternoon/evening storms will persist, and highs will be in the low 90s. And, no sign of any significant change for next week. There will be day to day variations in the placement and coverage of showers and storms, but that is determined by small scale features the synoptic models can’t handle in advance. Temperatures will be near, or a little above average for July. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: If you are headed to the beach for the Fourth of July, no tropical storm or hurricane worries. The Atlantic basin remains extremely quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected for at least the next five to seven days.

RAIN UPDATE: Birmingham’s rain total for the year is 28.94?, right at normal levels for July 1. The surplus is 0.59?. Tuscaloosa’s total for the year is 30.71?, while Anniston is at 31.87?.

ON THIS DATE IN 2002: San Antonio, Texas recorded 9.52 inches of rain on this day to set a new record for its greatest rainfall for the entire month of July.

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