At 12:38 pm, we are seeing some cumulus clouds dotting the sky across Central Alabama making it partly cloudy to mostly sunny. There are no showers occurring across the area at this point, but we do have a very small chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms forming in the main heating of the day. Temperatures as of the noon roundup were in the upper 70s to the upper 80s. Highs will make it up into the mid-80s to right at or just below 90 degrees.
For tonight, as dry air advection works into the area, much of the shower activity that may occur will come to an end quickly. There may be a lingering shower over the extreme southwestern parts of Central Alabama but the likelihood of that occurring is very small. Overnight lows will dip down into the upper 50s to the mid-60s with mostly clear skies.
With an upper low being stationed off to the northeast of the area, we may have just enough energy for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms to develop during the afternoon hours on Tuesday, especially for the east and northeastern parts of the area. Skies will be partly cloudy and rain chances will once again be small. Highs will be in the lower to mid-80s.
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days over the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.
On This Date in Weather History
1953 – Dust devils are usually rather benign weather phenomena, however, two boys were injured by one near Prescott AZ. One of the boys suffered a black eye, and the other boy had two vertebrae fractured by wind-blown debris.
1987 – Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in the northwestern U.S. A tornado damaged five homes and destroyed a barn near Salmon ID. It lifted a metal shed 100 feet into the air, and deposited it 100 yards away. Hail an inch and a half in diameter caused ten million dollars damage to automobiles at Nampa ID.