Wet Weather At Times Through Friday

| July 27, 2020 @ 2:54 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers and thunderstorms have been steadily incasing over the northern half of the state this afternoon in the moist, unstable air over Alabama. Away from the showers, temperatures are near 90, but many places are in the 80s. We will maintain the chance of showers through the night tonight as a broad upper trough forms over the region.

REST OF THE WEEK: With a broad trough around, and very high precipitable water values, look for numerous showers and thunderstorms on a daily basis through the rest of the week. While most of the tropical showers will come during the afternoon and evening hours, we could very well see some late night and morning rain as well. Heavier storms will be very efficient rain producers in this kind of environment.

Daytime temperatures will be below average due to clouds and showers, with highs mostly in the mid to upper 80s through Friday. The average high (for Birmingham) is 91 degrees at the end of July.

THE WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK: For the weekend, expect a mix of sun and clouds with scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Just what you expect at the beginning of August; highs both days will be around 90 degrees. And, we see very little change through much of next week. Partly sunny days with the usual risk of scattered afternoon storms. Highs will be mostly in the 88-92 degree range… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: NHC still gives Invest 92L in the Atlantic, about 1000 miles east of the Windward Islands, a 70-80 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm during the mid-week period. Still more questions than answers about the system at this point; intensity guidance has come down with many models suggesting the system won’t reach hurricane strength this week. And, model consensus takes the system just north of Puerto Rico, followed by a curve to the north around the Bahamas and just off the East Coast of the U.S. in 7-10 days. But we stress it is way too early to know the track or intensity of the system. Just something to watch for now.

The rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet.

ON THIS DATE IN 1943: A “surprise,” Category 2 Hurricane moved ashore near Galveston, Texas. Due to World War II, all news underwent censorship, including any weather reports making this the surprise storm. The hurricane killed 19 people and caused millions of dollars in damages. Of particular note, Lieutenant Colonel Joe Duckworth and Lieutenant Ralph O’Hair flew an AT-6 Texan into the eye of the hurricane, becoming the first flight into the eye of the storm.

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