Occasional Showers/Storms Through Tomorrow

| June 24, 2020 @ 5:43 am

UNSETTLED PATTERN CONTINUES: A moist, unstable airmass remains parked over our state this morning, and we have rain falling over a decent part of Central Alabama. Occasional showers and thunderstorms will remain likely through tomorrow, and SPC maintains a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) of severe thunderstorms for roughly the southern 2/3 of the state today and tonight.

Like recent days, heavier thunderstorms this afternoon and early tonight could produce small hail and strong, gusty winds. No tornado threat.

Highs will be around 80 degrees today and tomorrow because of clouds and showers; the average high for Birmingham on June 24 is 89. Showers should thin out by Friday as the air becomes a little drier; the sky will be partly sunny with a high in the mid 80s.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Looks like pretty classic late June weather Saturday and Sunday; partly sunny days with the usual risk of random, scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Odds of any one spot getting wet both days will be in the 40/50 percent range, and highs will remain in the mid to upper 80s.

NEXT WEEK: Warm, humid weather continues. Each day will feature a mix of sun and clouds, and scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain possible. Highs generally in the 85-90 degree orange most afternoons…. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

HELLO DOLLY, GOODBYE DOLLY: Tropical Storm Dolly formed yesterday in the Atlantic, well off the U.S. coast. It has already been downgraded to a tropical depression, and should dissipate tomorrow; no threat to land. The rest of the Atlantic basin remains quiet.

SAL LAYER: The dry, dusty Saharan Air Layer (SAL) coming off the African continent is moving up into the Gulf Coast region, it will be place across the Deep South for a few days giving us potential for some vivid sunrise/sunset views due to the scattering of sunlight. The dry air also means no risk of tropical storms or hurricanes over the Gulf for the next week or so. There could be some reduction in air quality, but most of the dust is several thousand feet aloft and most folks won’t even notice it. It happens just about every summer… nothing unusual.

ON THIS DATE IN 1975: An Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crashed at JFK airport in New York City. 113 of the 124 people on board the aircraft died. Researcher Theodore Fujita studied the incident and discovered that a microburst caused the crash. His research led to improved air safety. The tower never experienced the microburst, which was held back by a sea-breeze front. The plane crashed 2,400 feet short of the runway.

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