Showers/Storms Increasing Across Alabama This Afternoon

| June 8, 2021 @ 2:12 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers and storms are increasing, especially over the central and southern part of Alabama this afternoon in a moist, unstable airmass. The storms are advancing northward, and many places will see a few passing showers or thunderstorms over the next 8 hours. Stronger storms will be capable of producing small hail and strong gusty winds… the main threat will come from heavy rain and some flooding issues. All of the thunderstorms will be very efficient rain producers in this tropical airmass.

SPC has introduced a “slight risk” (level 2/5) of severe thunderstorms for the northwest corner of the state, with a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) as far east as Athens, Double Springs, and Reform.

Showers and storms will fade late tonight.

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: We aren’t expecting much change tomorrow through Saturday. Warm, humid days with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms, most active from about 1:00 until 11:00 p.m. (but we can’t rule out a few late night or morning showers as well). Away from the storms expect a mix of sun and clouds with highs mostly in the mid 80s. Showers will be fewer in number Sunday as precipitable water values decrease… Sunday will feature a partly sunny sky with a high around 90 degrees. Odds of any one spot getting wet tomorrow through Saturday will be in the 60-70 percent range, dropping to near 30 percent Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: Global models continue so suggest the weather will trend a little drier and hotter next week. Afternoon showers are still possible on a daily basis, but they should be widely scattered, and afternoon highs will rise into the 87-90 degree range. 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.

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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