While Very Nice At Midday, Some Showers Are Possible Tonight

As we begin to roll up on the midday hour on this very fine Monday morning in Central Alabama, we have plenty of clear skies across the area. At the 11:00 am Round-Up, temperatures were in the mid to upper 50s across much of the area with the warm spot being Montgomery at 60 degrees. The cool spot was Gadsden at 52 degrees. Birmingham was at 56 degrees.

We will start to have some clouds move in later in the day and throughout the evening, and we could even see a few light showers moving across the northern parts of the area starting as early as the late local news and pushing out around or just before sunrise on Tuesday morning. A shower or two are possible in the southern half of the area, but most of the activity will remain north of I-20. Today’s highs will top out in the upper 50s to the mid-60s with overnight lows dropping into the upper 30s to the upper 40s.

Once that activity moves out by sunrise, Tuesday will turn out to be a not-so-bad weather day across Central Alabama. Skies will quickly clear out and will become sunny by the afternoon hours and highs will reach the lower 50s to the lower 60s across the area.

A Look Ahead To Saturday’s Severe Weather Threat

The Storm Prediction Center continues to have all of Mississippi and Alabama in a 15% risk probability for severe storms throughout the day on Saturday, which translates into a Slight Risk (level 2 of 5). The long-range models show that there will be strong shear and a decent amount of instability in place that will be supportive of severe storms. We’ll have to wait and see what the smaller-scale features show us when the higher-resolution models come into focus later in the week.

There is no reason to panic… Just because we are getting a severe weather outlook this far out, it doesn’t mean we are going to see a large outbreak. All it means is that the signals are there at this point for the possibility of severe storms. Just take it as it stands… A Slight Risk. Now, it doesn’t hurt to go ahead and be prepared. We have plenty of lead time before Saturday, so go ahead and refresh those batteries in your flashlights and in your NOAA WeatherRadios. Make sure your severe weather safety kits are stocked and your safe place is ready to go just in case you go under a warning.

Today In Weather History

1884 – The temperature dipped to one degree below zero at Atlanta, GA. It marked the final day of a severe arctic outbreak in the South and Midwest.

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