Midday Nowcast: Partly Sunny, Watching for Some Showers

| May 27, 2021 @ 10:45 am

Today, we are seeing a mix sun and clouds with some scattered showers with a few storms possible through the afternoon and evening hours. Highs today will mainly be in the upper 80s. For tomorrow, a surface front will push into Alabama allowing for a better coverage of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening hours. A few strong storms can’t be ruled out and the SPC maintains a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) along and north of Interstate 59 as a few storms could produce gusty winds and hail.

IN THE TROPICS: All is quiet across the Atlantic Basin and tropical cyclone development is not expected the next five days. Hurricane officially begins next Tuesday, June 1st.

SEC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: A brief shower can’t be ruled out this afternoon or this evening in Hoover, but otherwise look for a partly sunny sky today with a high in the 80s. A passing shower or thunderstorm is possible tomorrow afternoon or tomorrow night, then the sky will be sunny Saturday and Sunday with no rain worries. Highs drop into the mid to upper 70s over the weekend in Hoover.

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 118.8F at Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The lowest observation was -96.3F at Vostok, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 107F at Rio Grande Village, TX. The lowest observation was 22F near Fort Rock, OR.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1973: The final couple of weeks of the month of May 1973 proved to be extremely active for severe weather across a large portion of the United States. Starting on May 22nd and 23rd, tornadoes dropped out of the sky across portions of Texas. On the 24th, an F4 developed in Oklahoma, killing 2. By the 26th, two more F4s were accounted for in Oklahoma and Arkansas.  But, It was the 27th which proved to be the deadliest for Alabama. Though six tornadoes developed around Alabama on the 27th, including 4 F2s, it was the F3 northeast of Birmingham and the long-track supercell which dropped an F4 through the towns of Greensboro and Brent, which did the most damage.

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