Warm, Muggy Weather Continues With Showers/Storms Around Again Today

| June 8, 2021 @ 5:54 am

RADAR CHECK: At sunrise we have a few showers over the northern third of Alabama, otherwise the sky is mostly cloudy across Alabama with temperatures in the 68-72 degree range for most places. The weather won’t change much today; warm and humid with some sun at times, and scattered showers and storms firing up again during the afternoon and evening hours. Like yesterday, where storms form they will be very efficient rain producers as we continue to have high precipitable water values in place. Odds of any one spot getting wet today will be in the 55-65 percent range. Look for a high today in the mid 80s for most communities… the average high at Birmingham on June 8 is 87.

REST OF THE WEEK AND THE WEEKEND: The weather will be pretty much the same each day through the weekend. Warm and humid with a mix of sun and clouds daily, along scattered showers and thunderstorms. Most of them will come from roughly 1:00 until 11:00 p.m… but a late night or morning shower can’t be ruled out. For those trying to plan outdoor events, unfortunately with summer storms there just isn’t a way of knowing in advance exactly when and where they form… you simply have to watch radar trends. Chance of any one spot getting wet tomorrow through Friday will remain around 60 percent, then dropping to 40 percent over the weekend as the air will be slightly drier. Highs will remain in the 84-88 degree range most days.

NEXT WEEK: Global models suggest precipitable water values will be a bit lower next week, meaning showers and storms will be fewer in number. Still, we will keep the usual risk of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms” in the forecast through the week with partly sunny days along with highs between 86 and 90 degrees. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains quiet this morning, but an area of low pressure is expected to develop over the southwestern Caribbean Sea by tomorrow or Thursday. Some gradual development will be possible thereafter while the system moves slowly northwestward toward Central America. Regardless of development, this system could produce heavy rainfall across northern Colombia and portions of Central America from Honduras southward later this week and into the weekend.

We continue to see some signs from global models about potential development in the Gulf of Mexico next week, but way too early to be specific. Just something to watch for now.

MONDAY’S RAIN: Here are some of the heavier rain totals yesterday and last night from the ABC 33/40 Skywatcher team…

Mountain Brook 1.91″
Rainbow City 1.46″
Crestwood 1.27″
Jemison 0.86″
Cottondale 0.78″
Leeds 0.64″

ON THIS DATE IN 2001: Tropical Storm Allison hits Houston, Texas, for the second time in three days. Louisiana and southern Texas were inundated with rain. Baton Rouge received 18 inches over just a couple of days. Some portions of Texas racked up 36 inches by June 11.

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