Midday Nowcast: Sun and Clouds Across the Alabama Landscape

| May 19, 2021 @ 11:12 am

Another day with a mix of sun and clouds, warm temperatures, and breezy conditions at times. Temperatures will again surge into the 80s this afternoon and easterly winds continue to blow in the 10-20 mph. Rain chances are near zero for much of the state, but a few stray showers are certainly possible across West Alabama, near the Mississippi line. Tonight will feature passing clouds and mild temperatures with lows in the 60s.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: The upper ridge strengthens across the Deep South, meaning continued dry weather and rising temperatures these days. Both days will feature a mostly sunny sky and highs in the mid to upper 80s, with a few low 90s down to the south, especially by Friday.

IN THE TROPICS: A non-tropical low pressure system is forecast to develop a few hundred miles northeast of Bermuda by late Thursday and produce gale-force winds. The low could then move southwestward over warmer waters on Friday and acquire some subtropical characteristics before the system moves toward the north and northeast into a more hostile environment by Sunday. Formation chance through 5 days…low…30 percent.

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

WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 118.2F at Rafha, Saudi Arabia. The lowest observation was -95.8F at Dome C, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 109F at Death Valley, CA. The lowest observation was 25F at Copper Basin, ID and Climax, CO.

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