A Few Scattered Showers/Thunderstorms Over the Weekend: The Alabama Weather Blog
RADAR CHECK: No rain on radar across Alabama this afternoon…skies are partly to mostly sunny with temperatures in the low 80s in most places. Tonight will be pretty fair with a dip in the 60s.
Tomorrow will be another warm day with a mix of sun and clouds. A few showers or isolated thunderstorms will likely crop up in the afternoon and evening, but the chance of a spot getting wet is only 10-20%…most places will stay dry. The high tomorrow will be in the range of 81 to 85 degrees. Then on Sunday we will see an increase in the number of showers and thunderstorms as a weakening front approaches the northern part of the state, but the showers will still be random and scattered. Some places won’t see any rain…the chance of a place getting wet on Sunday is 40-50%. Higher odds will be on the northern third of the state. The sky will be occasionally cloudy with a high at or just over 80 degrees.
Bottom line…the weekend won’t be a wash, but a few showers will be around.
NEXT WEEK: An upper ridge will hold, keeping all severe weather threats well north and west of Alabama through the week. A few scattered showers will be possible daily…for now it looks like the greatest shower/storm coverage will come on Wednesday, then again on Friday as the surface fronts approach. Much of southern Alabama will be dry during the week thanks to the upper ridge. Highs will be mostly in the 80s, lows in the 60s… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, charts and more details.
RACE WEEKEND: The 2022 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park. The sky will be cloudy occasionally, and a brief passing shower is possible, but most of the afternoon will be dry. Temperatures will hover around 80 degrees during the race.
FOOTBALL WEATHER: The Birmingham Stallions host the New Orleans Breakers tomorrow night at Protective Stadium (kick-off 7pm CT)…just a small chance of showers during the game, otherwise skies will be mostly nice with temperatures dropping close by from 80 at kick-off, to the mid-70s at the final whistle.
ON THIS DATE IN 1910: The temperature in Kansas City MO soared to 95 degrees to set a record for April. Four days earlier, Kansas City’s afternoon high was 44 degrees after a record low of 34 degrees in the morning.
ON THIS DATE IN 1991: Southeast Bangladesh was devastated by a tropical cyclone with sustained winds of around 155 mph during the late hours of the night. A 20ft storm surge inundated the offshore islands south of Chittagong and pushed water from the Bay of Bengal inland for miles. The best estimates of the loss of human life due to this cyclone are between 135,000 and 145,000 people.
ON THIS DATE IN 2014: An EF-1 tornado touched down in Sardis City (northern Etowah County) before dawn. The tornado was at its peak intensity along Mountainboro Road between Shady Grove Road and Lawson Gap Road, with peak winds between 90 and 100 mph.
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