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Very Humid; Numerous Showers/Storms Today

Very Humid; Numerous Showers/Storms Today

| July 8, 2020 @ 5:39 am

AN OCEAN OF HUMIDITY: Very moist, tropical air will remain over the Deep South today, and we expect scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. In fact, showers have already formed early this morning across parts of North/Central Alabama. And, like recent days, the showers will be very efficient rain producers. We will have more clouds than sun, and the high today will be in the mid 80s for most communities. The average high for July 8 at Birmingham is 91.

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Occasional Tropical Showers Through Tomorrow

Occasional Tropical Showers Through Tomorrow

| July 7, 2020 @ 3:14 pm

VERY HUMID DAY: A blanket of moist air continues to cover Alabama today, and we have a number of showers and thunderstorms on radar at mid-afternoon. Like yesterday, they are very effective rain producers thanks to the tropical airmass in place; motion today is to the south/southeast. Nothing severe, and not much lightning. The showers will persist well into the night as a broad upper trough remains over the region.

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Moisture Laden, Tropical Air Continues Over Alabama

Moisture Laden, Tropical Air Continues Over Alabama

| July 7, 2020 @ 5:34 am

MORE SHOWERS LATER TODAY: The radar is quiet early this morning, but we expect scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms to form across Alabama this afternoon and tonight in the tropical airmass that covers the state. Odds of any one spot getting wet this afternoon is around 70 percent, and the showers and storms will be very efficient rain producers due to the high precipitable water values. Look for more clouds than sun today with a high in the mid to upper 80s.

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Showers/Storms Becoming More Numerous Through Mid-Week

Showers/Storms Becoming More Numerous Through Mid-Week

| July 6, 2020 @ 5:49 am

UNSETTLED WEATHER THROUGH WEDNESDAY: Moisture levels will rise across Alabama today, and with a weak upper low moving into the state, we expect scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms by afternoon. It still won’t rain everywhere, but most communities should see a decent shower by the evening hours. Otherwise, the day will be warm and humid with a mix of sun and clouds along with a high in the mid 80s. The average high today at Birmingham is 91.

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Hot, Humid Weekend With Scattered Storms

Hot, Humid Weekend With Scattered Storms

| July 3, 2020 @ 3:11 pm

**No Weather Xtreme video this afternoon; we are on a holiday schedule** RADAR CHECK: We have your classic case of random, scattered showers and thunderstorms across Alabama on this early July afternoon. Storm are moving slowly to the southwest, and some are producing very heavy rain, gusty winds, and lots of lightning. Away from the […]

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Hot, Humid Weekend Ahead With A Few Scattered Storms

Hot, Humid Weekend Ahead With A Few Scattered Storms

| July 3, 2020 @ 5:33 am

HOT, HUIMD SUMMER WEATHER: The weather looks pretty routine for the holiday weekend across Alabama with hot, humid days, a partly sunny sky, and the risk of a “pop up” type thunderstorm during the afternoon and evening hours, generally between 1:00 and 9:00 p.m. Odds of any one spot getting wet today are only 10-20 percent, around 30 percent tomorrow, and 40 percent Sunday. The afternoon storms will be random and scattered, no way of knowing in advance exactly when and where they pop up.

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Hot, Humid Days With A Few Storms

Hot, Humid Days With A Few Storms

| July 2, 2020 @ 3:12 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, showers and storms are fewer in number across Alabama this afternoon. In fact, much of the state is enjoying a mostly sunny sky with temperatures generally between 86 and 89 degrees at mid-afternoon. There are a few isolated showers over the eastern half of the state… those will end once the sun goes down.

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Storms Around Later Today, But Fewer In Number

Storms Around Later Today, But Fewer In Number

| July 2, 2020 @ 5:38 am

TYPICAL JULY WEATHER: Overall atmospheric moisture levels have decreased a tad across Alabama today, so when scattered showers and storms begin to form this afternoon they should be fewer in number. Heavier thunderstorms are expected to be over the far southwest part of the state, where SPC maintains a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) of severe thunderstorms for this afternoon and early tonight.

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Humid Air Persists; Scattered Showers/Storms Remain In The Forecast

Humid Air Persists; Scattered Showers/Storms Remain In The Forecast

| July 1, 2020 @ 3:26 pm

MUGGY AFTERNOON: An MCS (Mesoscale Convective System) rolled through Alabama this morning in a northwest flow aloft producing heavy rain and gusty winds. Radar suggests parts of Northwest Alabama received over 5 inches of rain earlier today, and a few flash flood warnings were required. The radar is fairly quiet over North/Central Alabama at mid-afternoon with heavier storms over the southern third of the state. SPC has removed the severe weather threat for most of the state thanks to the stabilization process after the morning rain.

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