Scattered Showers & Storms Are Already Out There Just After Midday

| July 10, 2021 @ 12:59 pm

With partly cloudy skies across much of Central Alabama just before the start of the 1 pm hour, we do have scattered showers and storms over the southwestern parts of the area. That activity is pushing to the east and will stay over the southern-half of the area, but don’t be surprised to see more scattered activity flare up later in the afternoon over the northern half. Temperatures as of the noon roundup were in the 80s. Eufaula was the warm spot at 88 degrees, while Prattville was the cool spot at 82 degrees. Birmingham was at 84 degrees.

Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy throughout the rest of the daylight hours, with scattered showers and storms likely for locations south of a line from Hamilton to Alabaster to Texasville. Chances remain high north of that line, but are slightly less than the southern parts. Highs will be in the mid-80s to the lower 90s. Some scattered activity will continue into the evening and late-night hours, but it will be dissipating as we get later into the night. Lows will be in the lower 70s.

Showers and thunderstorms will be likely on Sunday, especially during the late-morning through the early evening hours. The highest likelihood for storms will be north and west of the I-59 corridor. Highs will be in the mid-80s to the lower 90s.

For now, the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico is free from any tropical mischief and no new tropical cyclones are expected over the next five days.

1913 – The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent. Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees.

1926 – A lightning bolt struck an ammunition magazine in northern New Jersey, and a big red ball of fire leaped into the air, triggering a series of explosions. All buildings within a half mile radius were destroyed, and debris fell as far as twenty-two miles away. Sixteen persons were killed, and property damage was seventy million dollars.

1989 – Severe thunderstorms spawned seventeen tornadoes in the northeastern U.S. A powerful (F-4) tornado struck Hamden CT and New Haven CT, causing 100 million dollars damage at Hamden, and another 20 million dollars damage around New Haven. Forty persons were injured in the tornado. Seventy persons were injured in a tornado which traveled from Watertown CT to Waterbury CT, and another powerful (F-4) tornado touched down near Ames, NY, injuring twenty persons along its 43.5 mile track. It was the strongest tornado of record for eastern New York State.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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