Saturday Weather Briefing Video — Only a Few Isolated Showers & Storms Possible Through the Holiday Weekend

| May 27, 2023 @ 6:49 am

A low pressure center will be located off of the east coast today that will send easterly winds across Central Alabama. Skies will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny across the area from northwest to southeast, and a few isolated showers and storms will be possible over the extreme northwestern parts of the area during the day, and over the western half of the area during the evening and night. Highs in the upper 70s to the lower 80s. That low moves a little northward into the Carolinas on Sunday, but we’ll continue to be under its influence. We’ll have a small chance of a few isolated to scattered showers and storms across Central Alabama, with highs in the upper 70s to the lower 80s. Memorial Day will be very nice, but for those who will be hitting the swimming pools or lakes, it might be a little cool for comfort. Skies will be mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s to the lower 80s.

The warm-up starts on Tuesday, as we’ll have mainly sunny skies and highs in the lower to mid 80s. The temperature climb continues on Wednesday, as we’ll have mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 80s. I can’t rule out an isolated afternoon shower or storm, but nearly everyone should stay dry. We’ll have an increase in rain chances on Thursday as a disturbance looks to move into Central Alabama. For now, we’ll go with a chance of scattered showers and storms, mainly from late morning through early evening. Highs in the mid to upper 80s. And at the end of the forecast period on Friday… Scattered showers and storms will remain possible on Friday afternoon and evening as temperatures make another move warmer. Highs in the upper 80s to the lower 90s.

A non-tropical low pressure system located about 150 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, continues to produce gusty winds and disorganized showers and thunderstorms over portions of the southeastern United States and western Atlantic Ocean. This low is expected to remain a frontal system while it moves northward and inland over the Carolinas tonight or early Sunday. Even though development into a subtropical or tropical cyclone is not expected, the system will produce gusty winds and dangerous surf and rip current conditions along portions of the southeastern United States coast through Sunday. Heavy rainfall is expected in portions of the Carolinas and Virginia during the next couple of days. Hazardous marine conditions are also expected over the coastal and offshore waters, where gale and storm warnings are in effect.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days…low…near 0 percent.

Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Dauphin Island, AL, to Panama City Beach, FL, on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in.

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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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