Scattered Showers/Storms Again Tomorrow; Trending Drier This Weekend

| July 22, 2021 @ 2:24 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have the classic case of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms” across Alabama today. Showers and storms are moving slowly to the east/southeast, and stronger storms are dumping heavy amounts of rain in this moist, unstable airmass. Away from the showers, we have a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the 87-90 degree range. Showers will fade tonight once the sun goes down.

The weather won’t change much tomorrow… it will be a partly sunny day with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing, mostly from 1:00 until 9:00 p.m. The high will be not too far from 90 degrees, just below average for late July in Alabama.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Th air will become more stable as an upper ridge develops builds in over the region. Look for partly to mostly sunny, hot, humid days with just a few isolated showers or storms around during the afternoon and evening hours. The chance of any one spot getting wet both days is 15-25 percent, and highs will be mostly in the low 90s.

NEXT WEEK: Hot, humid summer weather continues. Partly sunny days, with potential for a few widely scattered showers or storms each afternoon. Highs will be mostly in the low 90s… a few spots over West Alabama could reach the mid 90s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: A broad trough of low pressure located over southeast Georgia is expected to move off of the southeastern United States coastline later this evening. Environmental conditions are forecast to be marginally conducive for some gradual development over the weekend and into early next week while the system drifts slowly offshore of the southeastern United States. The chance of development over the next 48 hours is 10 percent, and 30 percent over the next five days. The rest of the Atlantic basin, including the Gulf of Mexico, remains quiet.

So far this season, there have been five named tropical systems in the Atlantic basin. The next names on this year’s list are Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Julian, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, and Wanda.

ON THIS DATE IN 1993: The levee holding back the flooding Mississippi River at Kaskaskia, Illinois ruptures, forcing the town’s people to flee on barges. The incident at Kaskaskia was the most dramatic event of the flood. At 9:48 a.m., the levee broke, leaving the people of Kaskaskia with no escape route other than two Army Corp of Engineers barges. By 2 p.m., the entire town was underwater.

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