Hot, Humid Days; A Few Scattered Afternoon Storms

| July 5, 2022 @ 5:39 am

HOT: The upper ridge holds across the Deep South through the week, and we project highs mostly in the mid 90s for Alabama. With high dew points/humidity levels, the heat index could touch 105 in spots, and the NWS has issued a “heat advisory” for a decent part of the state. A few cooling showers and storms will form daily during the heat of the day, mostly between 2:00 and 10:00 p.m… but they will be random and scattered. The chance of any one particular location seeing a shower each day is 20-30 percent.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK: There is evidence the ridge will be a little weaker, the air aloft a little colder, and the atmosphere a bit more unstable this weekend and through next week… this means heat levels come down a notch, and the coverage of afternoon and evening showers and storms will be a little higher. Highs will be in the 89-93 degree range most days, right at seasonal averages for mid-July in Alabama. See the daily Weather Briefing video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: Tropical storm/hurricane formation is not expected across the Atlantic basin for the next seven days. The peak of the season comes most years in August and September.

DID YOU KNOW? Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year. It kills about 20 people annually in the U.S.; hundreds more are severely injured. NO place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area… when you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. Immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up.

ON THIS DATE IN 1925: A large hailstone weighing a half pound fell at Plumstead, just outside of London, England. This hailstone was the heaviest hailstone ever recorded in the United Kingdom.

ON THIS DATE IN 1937: The temperature at Medicine Lake, Montana soared to 117 degrees to tie the state record. Glendive, Montana reached 117 degrees on July 20th, 1893.

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

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

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