A Nice Weekend, Followed by a Warming Trend & a Chance of a Few Showers

| May 15, 2021 @ 4:00 am

THIS WEEKEND: What a great weekend ahead as we’ll stay dry with very nice weather. Saturday will feature near-maximum sunshine with highs in the mid-70s to the lower 80s. Sunday will continue the mainly sunny and dry conditions with warmer temperatures. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 70s to the mid-80s.

NEXT WEEK: A ridge will set up over the southeastern US during the work week which will bring us warmer temperatures and higher humidity levels. Monday will feature mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower to mid-80s. We look to remain mostly dry on Tuesday, but with higher humidity levels, I can’t rule out an isolated shower or two somewhere in Central Alabama. Highs will be in the upper 70s to the upper 80s.

Wednesday will feature the best chance of scattered afternoon showers and storms, but overall chances will only be around 40%. Highs will range from the lower 80s in the north to the upper 80s in the southeast. Rain chances will drop on Thursday, but an isolated shower or two will be possible during the main heating of the day. Highs will be in the lower to mid-80s.

Friday will be warmer, but I believe the entire day will be dry. With mostly sunny skies, highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, and I wouldn’t be surprised if someone hits 90 degrees in the extreme southeastern parts of the area.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY: 1968 – A tornado touched down southwest of Anchorage, AK. It was the second of just three tornadoes reported in Alaska since 1950.

BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Dauphin Island, AL, to Panama City Beach, FL, on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in.

TROPICAL ATLANTIC UPDATE: Although the Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st, it is not uncommon for tropical cyclones to form on or prior to that date. To provide more consistent information on the potential for late May and early June systems, NHC will now begin the routine issuance of the Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook at 8 a.m. EDT on May 15th. The Tropical Weather Outlook is issued every six hours from May 15 through November 30 at 1 am, 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm CDT. With the change to standard time on November 7th, the issuance times are 12 am, 6 am, 12 pm, and 6 pm CDT.

WEATHERBRAINS: There are several ways to watch or listen to the podcast that is all about the weather. Watch live starting at 8:00 pm CT on Monday nights at live.bigbrainsmedia.com, James Spann’s YouTube Channel, or on one of ABC 3340’s digital weather channels (17.2, 40.2, 68.3). Listen to the recorded audio podcast at WeatherBrains.com or on your favorite podcast platform (Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, etc.), or watch the recorded video on James Spann’s YouTube channel.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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