Hot with a Few Storms Out There This Afternoon; A Few Severe Storms Possible

| July 9, 2022 @ 2:27 pm

RADAR CHECK: At 2:11 pm. we have a few isolated showers and storms for locations along and north of the I-85 and US-80 corridors, while multiple stronger storms that are producing copious amounts of lightning and heavy rainfall. The good news is that these are bringing some good relief from the heat that we have been seeing over the past week. There is a wide range of temperatures as we are seeing with readings ranging from as low as 77 in Eufaula with thunderstorms, to as hot as 97 in Birmingham, Demopolis, and Tuscaloosa, all with plenty of sunshine.

REST OF TODAY: We are not out of the woods yet, as we have a Slight Risk for severe storms over a good portion of the south and western areas of Central Alabama, while the rest of the state is under a Marginal Risk for severe storms. Damaging winds will be the severe threat, but any of these stronger storms that do develop will possibly produce very heavy rain and a good bit of cloud-to-ground lightning also. That window for the severe threat will be from 2pm-6pm for the northern-third of the area, 4pm-9pm for the central-third of the area, and 5pm-10pm for the southern-third. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 90s for those areas that have not received rain at this point. For tonight, scattered to numerous thunderstorms will remain possible mainly for the southern half of the area, but a few left-over storms can’t be ruled out for the north. Lows will be in the lower to mid 70s.

SUNDAY: No change in the forecast… Sunday will be a cooler day as we’ll have variable cloudiness across the area with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms possible, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. The best chance of rain will be along and south of I-59. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s.

THE TROPICS: The tropics continue to stay quiet at this time and no new tropical cyclones are forecast to develop over the next five days in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, or the Caribbean Sea.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather, Tropical

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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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