Sun, Heat, Storms Through The Weekend

| June 30, 2020 @ 3:18 pm

RADAR CHECK: Most of the thunderstorms over Alabama at mid-afternoon are over the eastern half of the state, and some of those are very strong with gusty winds and small hail. They are moving along at a pretty good clip, so no flooding issues have been reported so far. Away from those storms, the sky is partly sunny with temperatures in the 87-90 degree range.

We are also watching thunderstorms over Tennessee; some of those could dip down into the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama this evening. Showers and storms will fade away later tonight as the air cools and become more stable.

REST OF THE WEEK: Not much change; we will deal with the usual dose of sun, heat, and scattered storms on a daily basis through Friday. SPC has much of the state in a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) of severe thunderstorms tomorrow…

Heavier storms tomorrow afternoon could produce strong winds and hail. Odds of any one spot getting wet each day through Friday will be in the 40/50 percent range, and highs will be mostly between 87 and 90 degrees.

HOLIDAY WEEKEND: Look for a mix of sun and clouds Saturday and Sunday, and again we will deal with random, scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Most of them (but not necessarily all) will come from about 1:00 until 9:00 p.m… and afternoon highs will be around 90 degrees. As is the case just about Fourth of July around here, pay attention to the afternoon storms that form, and when thunder roars, get indoors!

NEXT WEEK: We will keep the persistence forecast going. Classic July weather; hot humid days, a partly sunny sky, and “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms” with highs around 90. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin is quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the weekend.

ON THIS DATE IN 1912: An estimated F4 tornado ripped through Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada on this day. The storm became the deadliest tornado in Canada’s history as it killed 28 people along a rare, 18.5-mile track from south to north.

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