Central Alabama’s Most Detailed Seven Day Forecast

Monday afternoon, May 10, 2021
Forecaster: Ryan Stinnett

The rain and storms from this morning have pushed down into South Alabama as the front slowly becomes stationary over the state. The SPC maintains a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) for severe storms today, for the southern third of state, as a few storms could produce gusty winds and some hail. For the rest of the state, the sky will remain mainly cloudy with scattered showers and perhaps a few storms this afternoon and overnight. Highs today will be in the mid-70s, while lows will be in the 50s overnight.

TOMORROW/WEDNESDAY: The stalled front across South Alabama means the next few days will remain generally cloudy with periods of rain and storms at times. We note the SPC has the southern third of the state under a “marginal risk” for severe storms again tomorrow as a few storms down that way could be strong/severe. Highs tomorrow will be again in the mid-70s, but only mid and upper 60s are in the forecast for Wednesday. Rain amounts this week for much of the state 1-2 inches, with higher amounts likely to the south.

THURSDAY: There could be some lingering showers early Thursday and the day will be mainly cloudy, but drier air begins to settle in from the northwest by the end of the day, allowing for some clearing. It will be another cooler day with highs in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Look for sunshine in full supply Friday and Saturday with a warming trend. The high Friday will be in the mid 70s, and we will be close to 80 degrees by Saturday afternoon. And, Sunday will feature a partly sunny sky with a high in the low 80s.

NEXT WEEK: For now it looks like an upper ridge will build across the Southeast U.S, meaning warm and generally dry weather for at least the first half of the week. Temperatures will rise into the mid 80 for most of Alabama

BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Fort Morgan to Panama City on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in visiting.

WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 116.6F at Kharga, Egypt. The lowest observation was -109.8F at University Dome, Antarctica.

CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 106F at Zapata and Del Rio TX. The lowest observation was 6F at Peter Sinks, UT.

WEATHER ON THIS DATE IN 1905: A deadly tornado hit the town of Snyder, OK, killing 87 persons. The tornado leveled 100 homes in Snyder, and destroyed many others. The large and violent tornado killed a total of 97 persons along its 40 miles path across southwestern Oklahoma. Its roar could reportedly be heard up to twelve miles away.