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Midday Nowcast: Muggy Days, Scattered Afternoon/Evening Storms

| May 10, 2023 @ 10:38 am

RINSE AND REPEAT: Little change in the day to day forecast the rest of this week; very warm and humid days with widely scattered and random, showers and storms daily. The best chance of seeing a shower is during the afternoon and evening hours. Afternoon highs will mainly be in the mid to upper 80s, but certainly a few low 90s will show up on the maps across South and Southwest Alabama.

Due to high moisture content in the air, where storms develop, they will be prolific rain producers and isolated areas of flash flooding will be possible. Additional, some storms could be strong, producing small hail, gusty winds, and all summer-time storms produce tremendous amounts of lightning. Rain chances are in the 50-70% range, meaning a lot of places get wet, while many spots won’t see a drop.

USA BRIEF: Severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes are forecast to impact the central High Plains Wednesday, and larger central Great Plains on Thursday. Excessive rain may lead to flash flooding over eastern Texas into the ARKLATEX and the north-central High Plains Wednesday, over the northern High Plains on Thursday, and central Texas on Friday and Saturday.

WEEKEND WEATHER: The upper ridge strengthens and heat levels will be on the increase with afternoon highs around 90 more and more common. Both days, expect a mix of sun and clouds with a small risk of a shower for any one given location, generally less than 20%. It will be the hottest weekend so far in 2023.

INTO NEXT WEEK: The pattern holds into at least the early part of next week with warm, humid days and scattered showers and storms around each afternoon and highs in the mid to upper 80s. Towards the second half of the week, we could see a weak front bring lower humidity levels.

BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Fort Morgan to Panama City on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in visiting.

WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 115.2F at Tillabery, Niger. The lowest observation was -101.4F Vostok, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 105F at Rio Grande Village, TX. The lowest observation was 14F at Mackay, ID.

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