BIRMINGHAM’S CLIMATE NORMALS FOR MONDAY
Sunrise – 6:06 am CDT
Solar Noon – 12:52 pm CDT
Sunset – 7:38 pm CDT
Normal High: 91 degrees
Record High: 102 degrees (2007)
Normal Low: 71 degrees
Record Low: 60 degrees (1953)
Just one year ago, Birmingham was right on target by matching the normal high temperature but ended up a few degrees warmer than the normal low for the date. The Magic City did receive 0.20 inches at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
HOT WITH INCREASING MOISTURE & RAIN CHANCES
The forecast for the work week looks to be one of repeat as there will be a good chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly during the afternoon and evening hours across Central Alabama. Monday will be the drier day of the week as there will only be a chance of isolated to scattered afternoon showers and storms. Highs will be in the mid-90s.
It will remain hot on Tuesday, but afternoon and evening shower and thunderstorm chances will be elevated as more moisture will be available. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s.
Much of the same story on Wednesday as those chances of scattered to numerous mainly afternoon and evening showers and storms remain elevated. Highs will be in the lower to mid-90s.
Same story, different day for your Thursday… A good chance of afternoon and evening scattered showers and storms. Highs will be in the lower to mid-90s.
And to end off the workweek, not many changes expected for your Friday. Scattered mainly afternoon and evening showers and storms. Highs in the lower 90s.
MUCH OF THE SAME STORY FOR THE WEEKEND
We’ll continue to have plenty of heat and elevated rain chances on both Saturday and Sunday. The coverage of storms may be highest on Saturday mainly during the afternoon and evening hours, but Sunday’s coverage will not be too far behind. Highs on both days will be in the lower 90s.
WHAT’S UP WITH THE TROPICS
Showers and thunderstorms associated with Invest 95L are located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continue to show signs of organization. However, recent satellite-derived wind data indicate that the circulation remains elongated. Environmental conditions appear conducive enough to support additional development of this system, and a tropical depression could form during the next few days while it moves generally westward at 15 mph across the tropical Atlantic. Conditions are likely to become less conducive for development late this week. Formation chance through the next five days is medium, around 50%.
ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY
1856 – The Isle Derniere (Last Island) disaster occurred off the coast of Louisiana. A storm tide drowned 140 vacationers as a five-foot wave swept over Low Island during a hurricane.
1924 – Colorado’s deadliest tornado killed a woman and nine children in one house along its twenty-mile path east southeast of Thurman. Mennonite men had left the farm to provide possible aid, as the 200-yard wide storm was first seen while far away.