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HOURLY
77
Overcast
Friday-
Scattered Thunderstorms
85
73
70%
85
73
Scattered Thunderstorms
Precipitation70%
Wind16mph SSW
Humidity82%
UVExtreme
Saturday-
Scattered Thunderstorms
83
64
60%
83
64
Scattered Thunderstorms
Precipitation60%
Wind6mph WNW
Humidity88%
UVHigh
Sunday-
AM Rain
84
59
30%
84
59
AM Rain
Precipitation30%
Wind8mph NNE
Humidity59%
UVVery High
Monday-
Mostly Sunny
83
59
0%
83
59
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind8mph NNE
Humidity52%
UVExtreme
Tuesday-
Sunny
82
59
0%
82
59
Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind7mph NE
Humidity52%
UVExtreme
Wednesday-
Mostly Sunny
85
65
10%
85
65
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation10%
Wind7mph SE
Humidity57%
UVExtreme
Thursday-
Mostly Sunny
86
70
20%
86
70
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation20%
Wind8mph SSE
Humidity68%
UVExtreme
RIGHT NOW
Precipitation0%
Wind14mph S
Humidity92%
UVLow
Visibility8 miles
78
0%
80
0%
84
10%
85
20%
82
80%
84
90%
81
60%
79
40%
78
30%
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50%
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50%

Latest Weathercast

WEATHERCAST

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Latest Forecast


Friday June 23, 2017
Forecaster: James Spann

A layer of deep tropical moisture remains in place across Alabama this morning with dew points in the mid 70s, and precipitable water values in the 95th percentile. Areas of rain are on radar at daybreak over the northern two-thirds of the state.

TORNADO THREAT: While Cindy has officially dissipated, shear associated with the remnant circulation will provide another favorable environment for rotating showers and storms later today, and SPC has much of North and Central Alabama in a severe weather risk...

The main window for isolated tornadoes will come from around 12:00 noon through 8:00 p.m., with the main risk along and north of I-20. Like yesterday, these will tend to be short lived, and warning for them is very challenging. Warning lead times will be very short, and in some cases there will be no warning. Pay very close attention to the weather this afternoon and early tonight.

And, due to the tropical nature of the air in place, more heavy downpours are likely today, and a flash flood watch remains in effect for much of Central and West Alabama. One of the highest three day storm totals I have seen is 8.64" from Lake View in far eastern Tuscaloosa County. The ground is complete saturated, and we could see some trees coming down today in winds less than 40 mph.

THE WEEKEND: The good news is that we don't expect any severe weather tomorrow, but scattered to numerous showers and storms are likely ahead of a surface cold front. No way of resolving start/stop times of the rain for any given point, but just be ready for a few passing showers and thunderstorms. Then, drier air slips into North Alabama Sunday as the chance of showers will be confined to the southern third of the state, and even there the activity will be pretty scattered in nature. Highs for the weekend will be in the low to mid 80s.

NEXT WEEK: Dry, continental air will cover the state allowing for a nice chance to dry out. Mostly sunny comfortable days, clear cool nights, and low humidity is the forecast Monday through Thursday. A good chance we see lows down in the 50s early Monday and Tuesday morning for a little preview of fall. Moisture will begin to return late in the week, and a few widely scattered showers are possible by Friday.

YESTERDAY'S FAIRFIELD TORNADO: A tornado moved through parts of Fairfield and Ensley yesterday; it was rated EF-2 by the NWS Birmingham. There were a few injuries at an ABC Beverage store, but thankfully no fatalities.

See the detailed seven day forecast here.

See the latest Gulf Coast forecasts here.


SUNRISE
05:38:30 am
SUNSET
08:00:51 pm

Today's Record Temperatures

Record High100
F
Record Low48
F