A MIDDAY LOOK OUTSIDE
At 12:00 pm, much of Central Alabama remains dry, but we do see a broken like of scattered showers and storms that have formed stretching from the northern parts of Cleburne County down to the south-southwest through Clay and Coosa counties, and ending with a large batch over a good portion of Lowndes County. Temperatures were in the mid-70s to the mid-80s across the area. Haleyville was the cool spot at 74 degrees. Montgomery was the warm spot at 85 degrees. Birmingham was at 81 degrees.
THE CENTRAL ALABAMA WEEKEND
For the rest of your Saturday, we are expected more scattered to numerous storms to develop during the afternoon and persist through at least the early to mid-evening hours. After sunset, the activity will start to diminish in coverage, but scattered showers and storms will continue to be possible across the area for the late night and possibly into the overnight hours. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.
Much of the same on Sunday as scattered to numerous showers and storms will become likely for the eastern half of the area and potentially for the extreme southwestern parts by the late morning hours. Scattered showers and storms will be possible for the rest of the area by the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.
ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY
1816 – The growing season for corn was cut short as damaging frosts were reported from North Carolina to interior New England.
1992 – Hurricane Andrew makes landfall in Southern Florida as a Category 5 storm with wind gusts estimated in excess of 175 m.p.h. Estimated damages exceeded $20 billion, more than 60 people were killed and approximately 2 million people were evacuated from their homes.