Some Sun; More Showers/Storms Ahead

| June 9, 2021 @ 5:47 am

RADAR CHECK: Rain and thunderstorms are over the northwest counties of Alabama early this morning around sunrise… some spots in this region have received over one inch of rain since midnight. For the rest of the state, the sky is mostly cloudy with temperatures generally in the low 70s. Alabama’s weather won’t change much today; we have “air you can wear” with high precipitable water values, so a number of showers and storms will form later today. These will be efficient rain producers, but organized severe weather or flash flooding for now is not expected. The sun will be out at times, and the high today will be in the low to mid 80s for most places.

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: No big changes tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday. Mixed sun and clouds each day with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon and evening hours between 1:00 and 11:00 p.m. Highs will be in the mid 80s, a little below average for mid-June in Alabama. Showers will become fewer in number Sunday as the air will be a little drier… some spots could hit 90 degrees Sunday afternoon with a partly sunny sky.

NEXT WEEK: The trend toward drier weather will continue next week. Understand we do expect showers around each afternoon and evening, but they should be widely spaced. Otherwise, partly sunny days with highs between 86 and 91 degrees. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

WEDNESDAY’S RAIN: Some of the heavier rain totals across Alabama yesterday included 2.36″ at Carbon Hill, 2.10″ at Haleyville, and 1.00″ at Fayette.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin is quiet this morning, but a broad trough of low pressure is expected to develop over the southwestern Caribbean Sea during the next couple of days. 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.

And, toward the latter half of next week, global models suggest a tropical low will form over the western Gulf of Mexico; just something to watch for now as it is way too early to be specific.

ON THIS DATE IN 1966: Hurricane Alma made landfall over the eastern Florida panhandle becoming the earliest hurricane to make landfall on the United States mainland.

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