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Rain At Times Through Tonight; Drier Tomorrow

| May 14, 2024 @ 5:29 am

RADAR CHECK: We have a large mass of rain over Southeast Alabama early this morning; the rest of the state is dry with temperatures in the 60s. We expect showers and thunderstorms to form this afternoon and tonight, more numerous over the northern counties. Some of the storms could be strong with gusty winds and small hail, but the overall severe weather risk is low. SPC has much of the state in a “marginal risk” (level 1/5)…

The high today will be in the 76-81 degree range; the average high for Birmingham on May 14 is 82.

Much of Alabama will be dry tomorrow with intervals of sun, but a few showers will be possible over the Tennessee Valley. Nothing widespread or heavy. The high tomorrow will be in the low 80s for most communities with a mix of sun and clouds.

Thursday will be a dry, warm day. With a partly to mostly sunny sky, the high will rise into the mid to upper 80s.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Another disturbance will bring rain into Alabama and the Deep South during the day Friday. As this point it looks most of the rain will come Friday afternoon, Friday night, and into Saturday morning. The heaviest rain will likely be over the southern half of the state, and the overall severe weather risk looks fair low. Much of the rain will likely be east of Alabama Saturday afternoon as drier air begins to push in from the west. The high Friday and Saturday will be close to 80 degrees.

Sunday looks dry; with ample sunshine temperatures reach the mid 80s by afternoon.

NEXT WEEK: An upper ridge will build over the Gulf coast region, and the latest global model data suggests much of the week will be warm and dry with highs in the upper 80s on most days. Some spots will see 90 degree heat… See the video briefing for maps, graphics, and more details.

ON THIS DATE IN 1923: An early morning violent estimated F5 tornado cut a 45-mile path of destruction through Howard and Mitchell counties in Texas. 23 people lost their lives and 250 sustained injuries. The path width of the tornado reached 1.5 miles at one point, and entire farms were “wiped off the face of the earth.” The First Baptist Church in Colorado City, Texas became an emergency hospital for tornado victims.

ON THIS DATE IN 1990: Thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front produced severe weather from northwest Texas to western Missouri. Severe thunderstorms spawned seventeen tornadoes including nine in Texas. Four tornadoes in Texas injured a total of nine persons. Thunderstorms in Texas also produced hail four inches in diameter at Shamrock and four and a half inches in diameter near Guthrie.

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

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