Scattered Showers/Storms Possible Late Tonight/Tomorrow

| June 1, 2021 @ 3:22 pm

WARM AFTERNOON: We have a mix of sun and clouds across Alabama this afternoon with temperatures mostly in the mid 80s; radar is pretty quiet with just a a few isolated showers over South Alabama. With an upper trough to the west, we will mention a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms late tonight and tomorrow statewide. Not a “wash-out” by any means, but some rain is very possible at times over the next 24 hours. A few heavier storms are possible tomorrow afternoon over Northwest Alabama, where SPC maintains a low end, “marginal risk” of severe storms.

The sky will be mostly cloudy tomorrow with a high in the 77-81 degree range.

THURSDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND: A moist, unstable airmass will cover Alabama, and there will be a risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms on a daily basis. We are getting into the time of the year when the showers tend to be random, and with the scattered nature of the rain there just isn’t a way of knowing exactly when and where the showers form in advance. The best chance of rain will come during the afternoon and evening hours (1-11 p.m.), but a late night or morning shower can’t be ruled out.

Looking at the weekend, at the moment it looks like the best coverage of showers and storms will come on Sunday, but some rain is certainly possible Saturday as well. Highs Thursday through Sunday will be mostly in the low to mid 80s.

NEXT WEEK: We will roll with a persistence forecast, very routine for June. Partly sunny, warm, humid days with the daily chance of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the 80s… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS: Today is the official start of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. All is quiet this morning across the Atlantic basin and tropical storm formation is not expected this week. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a likely range of 13 to 19 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence. An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes.

ON THIS DATE IN 1903: During the early afternoon, one of the most destructive tornadoes in the history of Georgia up to this time, struck the outskirts of Gainesville. The track of the storm was about four miles in length and varied between 100 to 200 feet in width. The tornado touched down about one mile southwest of Gainesville, striking a large cotton mill at 12:45 pm, Eastern Time, just 10 minutes after 750 employees filed into the great structure from dinner. On the top floor of the mill were employed 250 children, and it was here that the greatest loss of life occurred.

ON THIS DATE IN 1999: A tornado with an intermittent damage path destroyed 200 homes, businesses, and other buildings in the southern portion of St. James, Missouri. Of these, 33 homes were destroyed along with the St. James Golf Course clubhouse and two Missouri Department of Transportation buildings.

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