Storms Remain Widely Scattered Tomorrow

| July 14, 2021 @ 3:20 pm

RADAR CHECK: As advertised, showers and storms are fewer in number across Alabama today. The sky is partly sunny statewide with temperatures generally between 86 and 90 degrees. Widely scattered showers and storms will end soon after sunset, and the sky will be mostly fair late tonight.

The weather won’t change much tomorrow; partly sunny with just a few widely scattered showers and storms during the afternoon and evening hours. The high tomorrow will be in the 87-91 degree range.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: An approaching upper trough will likely bring an increase in the number of showers and thunderstorms over these three days. Not an “all day” kind of rain, but from time to time you will be dealing with a passing shower or thunderstorm. Most of the showers will come from roughly 1:00 until 11:00 p.m… and the chance of any one location seeing rain each day is 55-65 percent. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, which is below average for mid-July in Alabama.

NEXT WEEK: Warm, humid summer weather continues with partly sunny days, and the daily round of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”. Highs will be mostly in the upper 80s… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: A non-tropical area of low pressure, located several hundred miles south-southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, is producing limited shower activity but winds to gale force, mainly to the north of the surface center. Although environmental conditions are only marginally conducive during the next couple of days, some slight development of this system is possible as it drifts generally southwestward over warmer waters. The low is expected to accelerate northeastward and open up into a trough of low pressure by Friday to the south of Atlantic Canada.

The bottom line… tropical storm formation is not expected across the Atlantic basin through the weekend.

LIGHTNING FATALITIES: So far, only two people have been killed by lightning in the U.S. in 2021. One death came in Georgia, one in New Jersey. However, on Sunday in the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India, 23 died after lightning hit Amer Fort – a popular tourist spot on the outskirts of the city.

ON THIS DATE IN 1995: On the evening of Friday, July 14th, thunderstorms producing severe weather were occurring over Upper Michigan and adjacent portions of Ontario near Sault Saint Marie. By late evening the storms had evolved into a bowing line just northwest of the Mackinac Bridge. At 10:17 PM EDT, the thunderstorm gust front hit the bridge, and a gust to 90 mph was measured. Sustained winds of 80 mph continued on the bridge for ten more minutes. Thus began the intense “Ontario-Adirondacks Derecho” that would cause hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of damage, several deaths, and many injuries as it raced southeast from the northern Great Lakes to the Atlantic coast.

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