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Another Warm, Humid Day With Scattered Storms This Afternoon

Another Warm, Humid Day With Scattered Storms This Afternoon

| August 8, 2022 @ 5:26 am

NEW DAY, OLD FORECAST: It is that time of the year when the weather in Alabama just doesn’t change much. There is nothing on radar early this morning, but later today random, scattered showers and thunderstorms will form during the afternoon and evening hours. Like recent days, they will be slow movers, and will produce heavy rain, strong gusty winds, and lots of lightning.

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Showers/Storms More Numerous Tomorrow; Heat Levels Down

Showers/Storms More Numerous Tomorrow; Heat Levels Down

| July 29, 2022 @ 3:06 pm

RADAR CHECK: Scattered showers and storms are in progress across Alabama this afternoon… the most numerous ones at mid-afternoon are over the southern half of the state. Additional thunderstorms are expected to form over North Alabama over the next few hours ahead of a weak surface front over Tennessee, and those could be strong.

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Random, Scattered Storms Fire Up Again This Afternoon

Random, Scattered Storms Fire Up Again This Afternoon

| July 26, 2022 @ 5:39 am

HOT, HUMID, A FEW AFTERNOON STORMS: Alabama’s weather won’t change much today. Partly sunny, hot, and humid with random, scattered showers and thunderstorms around mostly between 2:00 and 10:00 p.m. Odds of any one spot getting wet this afternoon are 35-45 percent, and the high will be at or just over 90 degrees. The average high for Birmingham on July 26 is 91.

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Sun, Heat, Humidity, Scattered Storms

Sun, Heat, Humidity, Scattered Storms

| July 25, 2022 @ 2:51 pm

CLASSIC SUMMER DAY: This is just what we expect in Alabama in late July. A hot, humid afternoon with random, slow moving, scattered showers and storms across the state. Temperatures are generally in the 89-94 degree range, but where rain is falling we are seeing upper 70s. Scattered storms end after sunset, and the sky becomes mostly fair late tonight.

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Hot, Humid, Scattered Afternoon Storms

Hot, Humid, Scattered Afternoon Storms

| July 25, 2022 @ 5:41 am

LATE JULY IN ALABAMA: We expect very routine summer weather across Alabama this week. An upper ridge is parked across the southern U.S… with the mid-latitude westerlies (the “jet stream”) on top of the heat ridge over the northern states. This will set the stage for partly sunny, hot, humid days with random, scattered showers and thunderstorms around during the afternoon and evening hours, mostly between around 2:00 and 10:00 p.m.

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Strong/Severe Storms Possible Through Tonight

Strong/Severe Storms Possible Through Tonight

| July 21, 2022 @ 2:24 pm

RADAR CHECK: Strong storms are on the Alabama/Georgia state line at mid-afternoon… a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for parts of Chambers County as I write this update. And, new showers and storms are forming near the Tennessee River. We expect a marked increase in the number of thunderstorms over the next few hours, and where storms do form that could be severe in spots with potential for strong winds, heavy rain, and lots of lightning.

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A Few Strong/Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon

A Few Strong/Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon

| July 21, 2022 @ 5:24 am

ACTIVE WEATHER EXPECTED LATER TODAY: We have a few isolated showers early this morning over Northwest Alabama, but we expect scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight ahead of a surface boundary in a very unstable airmass. SPC maintains a “slight risk” (level 2/5) of severe thunderstorms for Central Alabama, with a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) for the rest of the state.

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Hot, Humid Summer Days; Scattered Afternoon Storms

Hot, Humid Summer Days; Scattered Afternoon Storms

| July 20, 2022 @ 5:35 am

A FEW STORMS THIS AFTERNOON: The radar shows no rain across Alabama early this morning, but we expect a few scattered showers and thunderstorms during the peak of the daytime heating process this afternoon and early tonight (mostly between 2:00 and 10:00 p.m.). The chance of any one spot getting wet is 20-30 percent, and the high will be in the 91-96 degree range for most places.

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Sun, Heat, Scattered Storms

Sun, Heat, Scattered Storms

| July 19, 2022 @ 2:34 pm

RADAR CHECK: There are various pockets of shower and thunderstorm activity across Alabama this afternoon… some of the more numerous ones are across the east and southeast counties, and between Tuscaloosa and Muscle Shoals. They are moving east/southeast, and the heavier storms are capable of producing strong gusty winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning.

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