Scattered Showers/Storms Return

| August 14, 2015 @ 3:20 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, we have showers and thunderstorms across North/Central Alabama this afternoon in scattered, random locations.

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The storms are drifting to the northwest, and are producing heavy rain and frequent lightning… they will die down later tonight after the sun goes down. Away from the showers, temperatures are close to 90 with a mix of sun and clouds.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Our weather just won’t change much tomorrow and Sunday. Partly sunny with the risk of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”. The chance of any one spot getting wet both days is about one in three, and afternoon highs will stay close to 90 degrees. Pretty much the kind of weather your expect in mid-August in Alabama.

NEXT WEEK: A weak upper trough is expected to be in place across the Deep South, so we expect scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms on a daily basis through the week; the sky will be occasionally cloudy, and highs will be in the 87 to 91 degree range, which is below average for this time of the year. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

GULF COAST WEATHER: The image below was captured this morning at Gulf Shores from @ryonsmith…

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We still project about 7 to 9 hours of sunshine daily along the coast from Panama City Beach west to Gulf Shores over the weekend with the risk of a passing storm from time to time. Highs will remain in the upper 80s on the coast, with low 90s inland. Sea water temperatures are in the mid 80s.

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TROPICS: Once again the Atlantic basin is very quiet. A tropical wave is emerging off the coast of Africa, but development is not likely.

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