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Showers Few And Far Between Through The Weekend

| June 1, 2023 @ 5:35 am

CALM DAYS: Welcome to meteorological summer. This is also the first day of the Atlantic basin hurricane season… and Alabama’s weather will remain calm through the weekend. We expect partly sunny days, fair nights, and only isolated afternoon and evening showers. Chance of any one spot seeing a brief shower each day is only 10-20 percent generally between 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. The high today and tomorrow will be in the mid to upper 80s, by the weekend highs will be near 90 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: The weather just won’t change much. Only isolated showers through the week with highs not too far from 90 degrees. There is no sign of any high impact or major rain event for Alabama for the next 7-10 days… See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: Showers and thunderstorms associated with a low pressure area over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico (now Invest 91L) have become a little more concentrated during the past several hours. Environmental conditions appear marginally favorable for some slow development over the next day or so as the system meanders over the northeastern or eastern Gulf of Mexico.

However, by this weekend environmental conditions are forecast to become unfavorable for additional development as the system drifts southeastward towards the Florida Peninsula. Regardless of development, the system could produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds over portions of the Florida Peninsula through this weekend. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system on later today, if necessary.

NHC gives the system only a 20 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm.

In terms of weather, the main impact will be increased shower coverage across the Florida Peninsula through the weekend. For the Central Gulf Coast (Gulf Shores to Panama City Beach), we expect only scattered showers, but the rip current risk will be high today and tomorrow before improving over the weekend.

ON THIS DATE IN 1903: During the early afternoon, one of the most destructive tornadoes in the history of Georgia up to this time, struck the outskirts of Gainesville. The track of the storm was about four miles in length and varied between 100 to 200 feet in width. The tornado touched down about one mile southwest of Gainesville, striking a large cotton mill at 12:45 pm, Eastern Time, just 10 minutes after 750 employees filed into the great structure from dinner. On the top floor of the mill were employed 250 children, and it was here that the greatest loss of life occurred.

ON THIS DATE IN 1934: June started off on a warm note as high temperatures surpassed the century mark across parts of the Midwest. Several locations tied or set a record high temperatures for June including: Rockford, IL: 106°, Mather, WI: 105°, Hatfield, WI: 103°, Mondovi, WI: 102°, Chicago, IL: 102° and Grand Rapids, MI tied their June record high with 102°.

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

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