Scattered To Numerous Showers/Storms Continue

| June 9, 2021 @ 3:34 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers and thunderstorms continue to increase across Alabama this afternoon as they move east/northeast. Stronger storms are producing very heavy amounts of rain, and a flash flood watch is in effect for parts of North and West Alabama, where the ground is saturated from recent rains.

Strong, gusty winds and some small hail is also possible in the heavier storms across the state through the evening hours. Away from the showers and thunderstorms, temperatures are mostly in the low to mid 80s.

TOMORROW/FRIDAY: The weather won’t change much… we are forecasting scattered to numerous showers and storms both days with some sun at times. Like recent days, heavier thunderstorms will be very efficient rain producers. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s, a little below average for mid-June in Alabama.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: We will begin a trend toward drier weather conditions over the weekend as precipitable water values begin to drop. Still, we will have scattered showers and storms around both days with a partly sunny sky. Odds of any one spot getting wet Saturday are around 30 percent, dropping to 20 percent Sunday. Highs will be in the 85-89 degree range.

NEXT WEEK: While we will have some risk of afternoon showers around daily, they should be widely spaced as a drier airmass continues to cover the Deep South through the week. Highs will rise into low 90s early in the week, then dropping back into the 80s by Thursday and Friday… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin is quiet this afternoon, but a broad trough of low pressure is expected to develop over the southwestern Caribbean Sea during the next day or two following the passage of a tropical wave. Significant development of this system appears unlikely as it drifts west-northwestward or northwestward toward Central America. Regardless of development, this system could produce heavy rainfall across northern Colombia and portions of Central America from Honduras southward late this week and over the weekend.

And, global models continue to suggest potential tropical depression or storm development in the western Gulf of Mexico in 7-10 days. Most likely, the main impact will be lots of rain for parts of Texas and Louisiana, but it is way too early to be specific. We will be watching model trends closely.

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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