Weather Xtreme: Mother Nature Makes Sure We Know Summer is Here

| June 20, 2020 @ 5:00 am

Stats for Friday

Birmingham … HI 90F / LO 65F / no rain
Anniston … HI 87F / LO 64F / no rain
Calera … HI 88F / LO 64F / no rain
Montgomery … HI 92F / LO 66F / no rain
Troy … HI 92F / LO 65F / no rain
Tuscaloosa … HI 90F / LO 64F / no rain

Projected Rainfall Amounts

Projected rainfall amounts through the end of next week show that we may have a wide spread of totals across the area… ranging from as small as just over one-quarter of an inch to as high as two inches. We’ll see how that goes with the coverage, especially on Tuesday through Thursday.

The Central Alabama Weekend

The first day of summer will feel like summer… Saturday will be a hot day with a mix of sun and clouds. While just about all of Central Alabama will stay dry, a few locations may see a brief isolated shower especially in the eastern parts of the area.
HIGHS: lower to mid-90s.

Other than the location of a few brief isolated afternoon showers, Sunday will be a near carbon-copy of Saturday. Partly cloudy and hot with a very slight chance of isolated afternoon showers mainly over the northwestern parts of the area.
HIGHS: lower to mid-90s.

The Work Week Ahead

Rain chances will be on the rise for the first half of the workweek as a trough deepens over the eastern half of the country. Monday will feature mostly clear to partly cloudy skies with a chance of scattered mainly afternoon storms.
HIGHS: lower to mid-90s.

Tuesday will feature more clouds and rain chances becoming likely as scattered to numerous storms will be possible mainly during the afternoon and evening hours.
HIGHS: upper 80s to the lower 90s.

Wednesday will feature mostly cloudy skies with scattered to numerous storms becoming likely once again during the main heating of the day and into the evening hours as what looks like a front will push through much of the area.
HIGHS: lower to upper 80s.

That front looks to continue to slowly move through the southern parts of the area on Thursday, keeping rain chances elevated but not quite as high as the previous two days. Skies will range from mostly sunny to partly cloudy across the area from northwest to southeast.
HIGHS: mid to upper 80s.

Friday looks to be a much drier day at this point with a mix of sun and clouds. I can’t completely rule out a few isolated to scattered afternoon storms, but chances look to be much less than just one day earlier.
HIGHS: mid-80s to the lower 90s.

The Tropics

A disturbance that is located off of the southeastern US Atlantic Coast poses no threat to the mainland as it is expected to move off to the northeast. There is a very minuscule risk that it may start to form some subtropical characteristics on Sunday, but cooler waters will shunt any further development after that. The rest of the Atlantic Basin remains quiet.

On This Date in Weather History

1682 – A major tornado ripped through southwestern Connecticut, passing through Stratford, Milford, and New Haven, and then into Long Island Sound.

1928 – A farmer near Greensburg, KS, looked up into the heart of a tornado. He described its walls as rotating clouds lit with constant flashes of lightning and a strong gassy odor with a screaming, hissing sound.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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