Active Storms Over South Alabama This Afternoon

| July 15, 2020 @ 3:17 pm

RADAR CHECK: We actually have fairly widespread rain and thunderstorms over the southern half of Alabama this afternoon; some spots have received heavy amounts of rain. Where rain is falling, temperatures are in the 70s. However, for North/Central Alabama, showers are very hard to find, with temperatures mostly in the low to mid 90s.

Showers and storms over South Alabama will diminish tonight after sunset as the air becomes more stable.

REST OF THE WEEK AND THE WEEKEND: We will roll with a summer persistence forecast as an upper ridge will hold across the region. Partly sunny, hot, humid days with a few isolated showers or thunderstorms possible during the afternoon and evening hours, generally between 1:00 and 9:00 p.m. Odds of any one spot getting wet each day will run in the 20 percent category, and highs will hold mostly in the mid 90s. Good ole July weather in Alabama.

NEXT WEEK: Not much change, although the morning run of the American global hints that showers and storms could be more numerous by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week as a weakness in the ridge develops over the region. Otherwise, partly sunny, hot days will continue with highs in the 90s, lows in the 70s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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

RAIN UPDATE: These are rain totals for the year so far, with the departure from average…

Birmingham 52.32″ (+21.76″)
Muscle Shoals 51.82″ (+21.44″)
Tuscaloosa 48.14″ (+17.87″)
Huntsville 46.86″ (+16.23)
Anniston 45.61″ (+16.50″)
Montgomery 40.47″ (+10.46″)
Mobile 35.60″ (-0.62″)

ON THIS DATE IN 1936: Tt was 118 degrees in Missouri, 114 in Iowa and Oklahoma, 113 in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and South Dakota, and 111 in Arkansas, Minnesota, Kentucky and Nebraska. Alabama was relatively “cool” with a maximum of 100 degree reported. Thirty states were over 100 degrees. Heat like that is incomprehensible to modern Americans; no way for most to cool off in those days. The death toll was in the thousands.

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