Warmer Days Ahead; Humidity Levels Creeping Up As Well

| May 30, 2023 @ 2:46 pm

THIS AFTERNOON: The sky is partly to mostly sunny across Alabama this afternoon with temperatures mostly in the 80-85 degree range, a little below average for late May. Nothing is showing up on radar at mid-afternoon, and most places will be dry through tonight. The low tomorrow morning will be in the 60s.

REST OF THE WEEK: We expect partly sunny, warm days with higher humidity levels with highs in the 80s. We will need to mention “widely scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers or storms” on a daily basis, but odds of any community seeing rain daily will be in the 20-30 percent range. Very typical weather for late May and early June in Alabama.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Alabama’s weather won’t change much, but heat levels will be higher with some spots touching 90 degrees Saturday and Sunday. Partly sunny days, fair nights, and a few spotty afternoon showers or storms possible. Probability of any one specific location seeing rain both days will hold at 20-30 percent.

NEXT WEEK: Global models suggest a cold front could bring a higher chance of rain toward the middle of the week, with some potential for a drier airmass by the end of the week… See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: An area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms is associated with a surface trough of low pressure interacting with an upper-level trough over the central Gulf of Mexico. Environmental conditions appear only marginally favorable for additional development over the next several days as the system meanders over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The system is then forecast to move across the Florida Peninsula this weekend and emerge into the southwestern Atlantic Ocean by early next week. Regardless of development, the system could produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds over portions of the Florida Peninsula (not the Panhandle) later this week.

The rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet.

ON THIS DATE IN 1927: The Kentucky River peaks during a massive flood that killed 89 people and left thousands homeless. Torrential rains caused this unprecedented flood.

ON THIS DATE IN 1988: Memorial Day heralded heavy snow in some of the mountains and higher passes of Wyoming, closing roads in Yellowstone Park. McDonald Pass, Montana was blanketed with eight inches of snow, while the temperature at Miles City, Montana soared to 94 degrees.

Look for the next video briefing here by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow…

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