Scattered Storms Again This Afternoon

| August 21, 2013 @ 5:51 am

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HUMID AIR: Pretty quiet across Alabama this morning… at daybreak nothing on the radar, and the sky is mostly fair. Dewpoints are in the low 70s, and in the moist air we expect to see scattered showers and storms firing up again this afternoon and early tonight. The chance of any one spot getting wet today is in the 40-50 percent range, and like yesterday a few spots could see heavy rain from the stronger, slow moving storms. Otherwise, look for a mix of sun and clouds today with a high in the mid to upper 80s.

TOMORROW: Not much change… partly sunny with a passing afternoon shower or thunderstorm in spots. The high should be in the upper 80s; best chance of a shower between 2 and 8 p.m.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: The weather will trend hotter and drier as a large upper high develops over Oklahoma and Kansas. Understand the chance of rain is not zero, but showers and storms should be very widely spaced, and we have a chance of reaching the low 90s for the first time this month with a decent amount of sunshine all three days.

And, the GFS continues to look pretty dry for the first half of next week with only a small risk of any one spot seeing a shower Monday through Wednesday.

TROPICAL WEATHER: All remains calm across the vast Atlantic basin, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the week.

RAIN UPDATE: Birmingham has measured 52.20″ of rain since January 1… that is about the total we receive in an entire year. We are 16.43″ ahead of average…. Anniston’s surplus for 2013 is a whopping 23.23″.

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