Plenty of Scattered Showers & Storms Out There Before 1 pm

| July 17, 2021 @ 1:02 pm

TODAY: As of 12:50 pm, we are already seeing a good bit of scattered shower and thunderstorm activity over the western and southwestern parts of the area, along with another batch of showers and storms just east of I-65 and down along and just south of I-85. Wherever there are dry spots on radar, there is a very good chance that those spots will have showers and storms develop and move over them at some point throughout the remainder of the daylight hours. Temperatures as of the 12 pm roundup were in the upper 70s to the upper 80s. Eufaula was at 89 as the warm spot, while Bessemer was the cool spot at 79 degrees. Birmingham was at 82 degrees.

As I mentioned earlier, activity will pick up as scattered to numerous showers and storms will be likely across much of Central Alabama, especially for the western half of the area. Some storms will produce gusty winds and very heavy rainfall. Please go indoors if you hear thunder, as many of these storms will have dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning. Afternoon highs will be in the lower 80s to the lower 90s across the area. Activity will begin to diminish somewhat during the late evening and into the late-night hours, but isolated to scattered showers and storms will be possible, especially for the southwestern parts of the area. Lows will be in the upper 60s to the lower 70s.

SUNDAY: Unfortunately, it will be the same story for tomorrow as rain and thunderstorm chances will be high, especially during the afternoon and evening hours across all of Central Alabama. The good news is that it will not be an all-day washout, and any storms that may move across your area may only last for about 30 minutes to an hour. When there is no rain, skies will be mostly cloudy, with highs reaching the lower 80s to the lower 90s.

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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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