Sun And Scattered Afternoon Storms

| July 13, 2021 @ 5:47 am

WARM, HUMID SUMMER DAY: Alabama’s weather won’t change much for the rest of the week. A blanket of moist air will continue to hang over Alabama and the Deep South, which is what you expect in mid-summer around here. And, like recent days, we will have to dodge scattered showers and thunderstorms, mostly during the afternoon and evening hours. It won’t rain everywhere; the chance of any one spot getting wet today is in the 50-60 percent range. Otherwise expect a mix of sun and clouds with a high in the mid 80s. The average high for Birmingham on July 13 is 91.

Scattered storms might be a little less numerous tomorrow and Thursday, but the overall pattern remains the same through Friday. A classic summer mix of sun and scattered showers and storms, most active from about 1:00 until 11:00 p.m. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Warm, humid weather continues Saturday and Sunday. We expect a mix of sun and clouds both days with the usual round of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”. Odds of any one location seeing rain both days will be in the 40-50 percent range, and highs will remain in the 85-89 degree range.

NEXT WEEK: The overall pattern simply won’t change much. Partly sunny days with scattered showers and thunderstorms daily, mostly during the afternoon and evening hours. Temperatures remain below average, with highs generally in the mid to upper 80s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains very quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the next five days. The peak of the season comes in August, September, and early October.

RAIN UPDATE: Here are rain totals so far this year, and the current departure from average…

Mobile 47.41″ (+11.21″)
Tuscaloosa 43.31″ (+13.00″)
Birmingham 37.90″ (+5.35″)
Huntsville 36.23″ (+5.20″)
Dothan 36.17″ (+6.71″)
Muscle Shoals 35.65″ (+4.58″)
Montgomery 31.67″ (+2.95″)
Anniston 30.62″ (+0.34″)

ON THIS DATE IN 1951: Rivers across eastern Kansas crest well above flood stage, causing the most significant destruction from flooding in the Midwestern United States at that time. Five-hundred-thousand people were left homeless, and 24 people died in the disaster.

BEACH FORECAST: Click here to see the AlabamaWx Beach Forecast Center page.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute show anytime on your favorite podcast app. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

CONNECT: You can find me on all of the major social networks…


Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 3:00 this afternoon… enjoy the day!

Tags: , ,

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Weather Xtreme Videos

About the Author ()

James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

Comments are closed.