INCREASED RAIN CHANCES CONTINUE FOR FRIDAY
Friday will be another day with a good chance of mainly afternoon and evening scattered showers and thunderstorms across Central Alabama with rain chances topping out in the 30%-50% range from west to east. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s. A few scattered showers will remain possible during the early parts of the night time hours with a few possibly holding on until the overnight hours in the southeastern parts of the area. Lows will be in the upper 60s to the lower 70s.
SCATTERED SHOWERS & STORMS REMAIN POSSIBLE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
Looks like it will be wet at times during the weekend as chances will increase during the main daylight heating on both days, thanks in part to a weakening upper-level low that will be located over the northern Gulf of Mexico. Scattered shower and storm chances will be up in the 40%-50% range on Saturday across the area with highs in the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Scattered to numerous showers and storms will be likely on Sunday with highs reaching the upper 80s to the lower 90s.
We’ll continue to have increased rain chances on Monday across Central Alabama mainly during the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Rain chances will be in the 40%-50% range. We get back to a standard summertime pattern with some sun early and isolated to scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms through Thursday. Highs will be in the upper 80s tot he lower 90s for Tuesday, then up into the lower to mid-90s for Wednesday and Thursday.
WHAT’S UP WITH INVEST 95L
Invest 95L will be bringing some locally heavy rain to portions of the Florida Peninsula during the next day or two, but conditions are unfavorable for any further development. It will merge with a front on Sunday and will accelerate to the northeast and away from the southeastern US.
EYES ON INVEST 96L AS WELL
Invest 96L was located around 1,100 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving to the west-northwest at 10-15 MPH. Slow development is expected over the next few days and is expected to become a depression this weekend. After that, additional development does not look likely early next week as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.
ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY
1989 – Low pressure representing the remains of Hurricane Chantal deluged north-central Texas with heavy rain. Up to 6.50 inches drenched Stephens County, and Wichita Falls reported 2.22 inches of rain in just one hour. Bismarck, ND, reported a record warm morning low of 75 degrees, and record hot afternoon high of 101 degrees, and evening thunderstorms in North Dakota produced wind gusts to 78 mph at Lakota. Early evening thunderstorms in Florida produced high winds which downed trees at Christmas.
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