Some Rain At Times Through Tomorrow; Clouds Linger

| May 11, 2021 @ 3:13 pm

RADAR CHECK: Most of the rain across Alabama this afternoon remains over the southern counties of the state, where a few thunderstorms are involved. The sky is cloudy over the rest of the state, although we are seeing a little sun over the Tennessee Valley. A stalled surface front is still hanging around just north of I-20.

Periods of rain will remain possible across Alabama tonight, with potential for a few strong thunderstorms over the southern counties of the state where SPC maintains a low end “marginal risk” (level 1/5) of severe thunderstorms south of a line from Thomasville to Montgomery to Phenix City. A few storms there could produce small hail and strong gusty winds.

TOMORROW/THURSDAY: High resolution models have struggled in this pattern, but they are suggesting fairly widespread rain across much of Alabama early tomorrow, followed by just a few scattered showers during the day. The sky will be cloudy, and temperatures over the northern half of the state won’t get out of the 60s as the front gets a nudge to the south. Then, on Thursday, the day begins with clouds and a touch of light drizzle, but we could begin to see some clearing Thursday afternoon as drier air begins to work into the state. Temperatures remain below average with highs in the 60s Thursday over North/Central Alabama.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Look for mostly sunny days, fair nights, and a warming trend. The high Friday will be the low 70s, followed up a high between 77 and 80 Saturday, and low 80s Sunday. It will be a very nice weekend.

NEXT WEEK: Moisture begins to return Monday, and we will introduce the chance of a few scattered showers. Showers and storm are more likely Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a trend toward drier weather Thursday and Friday. The week will be warm with highs mostly in the low to mid 80s… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1934: A tremendous dust storm affected the Plains as the Dust Bowl era was in full swing. According to The New York Times, dust “lodged itself in the eyes and throats of weeping and coughing New Yorkers,” and even ships some 300 miles offshore sawdust collect on their decks.

ON THIS DATE IN 1953: A violent F5 tornado rips through downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114 people and injuring nearly 600 more. More than 850 homes, 600 businesses, and 2,000 cars are destroyed or severely damaged. Losses have been estimated at $41 million. The tornado is the deadliest in Texas history and the tenth deadliest in the US.

ON THIS DATE IN 2008: An EF-1 tornado touched down in Cleburne County, in East Alabama, just south of Heflin. Hhundreds of trees were either snapped off or uprooted along the path. Several structures sustained damage and at least six of the structures were destroyed. At least 35 homes suffered varying degrees of damage. No injuries were reported.

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