Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Monday Morning, June 18th, 2018
Scott Martin, Meteorologist (Twitter: @ScottMartinWx)

ONLY A SMALL RISK OF SCATTERED STORMS ON MONDAY
It will be a hot and humid day for the last Monday of spring in Central Alabama… Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy throughout the day with only a small chance of scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms. The better chances will be in the eastern parts of the area, but those chances will be 20-30% throughout Central Alabama. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid-90s, and with dewpoints in the lower too mid-70s, those heat index values will be in the upper 90s to just over 100 degrees. Please stay hydrated if you’ll be outside for any amount of time. Any storms that do develop will more than likely diminish before the late night hours, but some patchy dense fog may be possible. Overnight lows will be down in the upper 60s to the lower 70s.

THE DRIER TREND CONTINUES THROUGH WEDNESDAY
With the slightly less rain chances on Tuesday and Wednesday, those daytime highs will be hot with much higher heat index values. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy on both days with afternoon highs in the low to mid-90s. There will be a small chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, around 20-30% from west to east, but most will remain dry. Lows each night will be in the upper 60 to the lower 70s. Some patchy fog may develop overnight where any rain fell during the daytime hours.

THUNDERSTORM CHANCES CLIMB BACK UP TO END THE WEEK & THROUGH THE WEEKEND
Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy from Thursday through the weekend and the temperatures will stay hot with afternoon highs running in the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Those humidity levels will continue to be high, so the heat index values will be in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees. There will be a chance of mostly afternoon and evening thunderstorms on each day, around 50% chance for any one spot getting any rain. And, of course, some of those storms could start earlier than the afternoon or end later into the overnight hours. Wherever rain falls, some patchy fog may develop during the overnight hours. Lows will be in the lower 70s.

AN UPDATE ON THE TROPICS
A large but disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms over the west-central and northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Strong gusty winds to near 40 mph are accompanying some of the stronger thunderstorms. Environmental conditions do not support significant development. This activity will reach portions of the Texas and southwestern Louisiana coasts on Monday. No threat to Central Alabama at this time. The rest of the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico is calm.

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ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY
1988 – Severe thunderstorms in eastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota produced hail three inches in diameter and spawned four tornadoes in Steele County. Thunderstorms also produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Clearbrook MN.