Weather Xtreme: Heat Advisories Up for Much of the Area; Scattered to Numerous Storms Expected by Afternoon

| July 27, 2021 @ 6:25 am

TODAY’S WEATHER Today will be an active day, mainly during the late morning through the afternoon and evening hours, as a stalled front just to our north will eventually push southward while losing definition. Numerous showers and storms will be likely today by the afternoon, especially for locations along and south of I-59. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the mid 90s.

NWS Birmingham has issued a Heat Advisory for Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Marion, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston counties in Central Alabama today until 7 pm this evening.

NWS Huntsville has done the same for Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, and Lawrence counties in North Alabama.

THE REST OF THE WORK WEEK: Most of Central Alabama will get a decent break from any rainfall on Wednesday through Friday, as we’ll see a trend downwards in afternoon convection. Tropical moisture may keep the extreme southern portions of the area active on Wednesday with scattered to numerous showers and storms, but the rest of the area will only see a slight chance of a few isolated showers. Highs will be in the lower to mid 90s.

Thursday and Friday will be mainly dry and hot, as skies will be mostly sunny on both days. There will only be a very small chance of a few isolated afternoon showers or storms, with highs reaching the mid to upper 90s for much of the area. Some locations may see heat index values above 105º, which would allow for heat advisories to be issued. Please use caution if having to be outdoors for any extended period of time. Drink plenty of cold fluids and take plenty of breaks.

THE WEEKEND AHEAD: A cold front will work its way into the northern parts of the area on Saturday and will stall out before reaching the I-20 corridor, bringing an increase to the scattered shower and thunderstorm chances for both days. Saturday’s activity doesn’t look to start until the early evening, while Sunday’s look to fire up by mid to late morning. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the mid 90s.

THE TROPICS: A weak area of low pressure is located just inland along the Georgia coastline. Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with the low has increased somewhat tonight, but remains disorganized. This system is expected to meander along the coastline of Georgia and South Carolina over the next day or so, and a small chance of development remains if the system moves back offshore over the warm Gulf Stream waters. Locally heavy rainfall remains possible over portions of the Georgia and South Carolina coast today. The rest of the Atlantic Basin remains quiet.

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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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