The Weather Authority | Mix Of Sun And Storms This Weekend

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From James Spann and the ABC 33/40 Weather Blog:

RADAR CHECK: We have a number of showers and storms on radar this afternoon; that are scattered and random, and moving slowly to the east/northeast. We will maintain the chance of showers and storms through the evening; they will wind down later tonight.

THE WEEKEND: No real change. Warm, humid weather continues tomorrow and Sunday with a mix of sun and clouds, and we will have scattered showers and thunderstorms around, mostly during the afternoon and evening hours.

There are many big outdoor events across Alabama this weekend… this is what you can expect…

*The storms will still tend to be rather random and somewhat scattered, meaning rain distribution will be uneven. Some places will see heavy rain, others not that much.

*It is impossible to tell you exactly when and where storms will develop far in advance; you just have to keep an eye on radar trends. Most of the showers and storms will come from 1:00 until 10:00 p.m… but we can’t rule out the chance of a late night or morning shower.

*The sun will be out at times, and afternoon highs will be in the 80s.

*No organized severe thunderstorms are expected, but a few “pulse” type severe storms are possible with gusty winds and small hail.

*Heavier storms will produce a good bit of lightning; when thunder roars, get indoors! For those that are in charge of outdoor events, if there is lightning within 8 miles, everyone has to get inside, or into a vehicle.

NEXT WEEK: No real change in the airmass, so the weather pretty much stays the same all week. The sun will be out at times, and we will have scattered showers and storms on a daily basis, mostly during the peak of the daytime heating process. Highs mostly in the 80s.

EARLY SEASON TROPICAL MISCHIEF? Both global models continue to suggest a tropical low will form over the Southeast Gulf of Mexico toward the end of next week, about seven days from now. Specific solutions, however, vary. The GFS (American global model) shows the system moving over the Florida Peninsula Saturday, then moving northeast to near Chesapeake Bay by Memorial Day. But the European model pushes the low toward Apalachicola Saturday, and then up into North Georgia by Memorial Day. Bottom line is that it is simply too early to know about the impact or track… just something to watch for now. Most likely, the main impact will be east of Alabama. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

REGIONS TRADITION: The Regions Tradition and continues through Sunday at the beautiful Greystone Golf and Country Club! Make plans to attend one of the majors of the PGA Champions Tour! You can see legendary golfers Bernhard Langer, John Daly, Vijay Singh, and more. Juniors 18 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult, and five-day grounds tickets are $80. Single day grounds tickets are $20. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!!!

SEC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: The 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament takes place on May 22-27 at the Hoover Met. Don’t miss some of the best baseball in the country as the top-12 teams will battle it out in Hoover on the road to Omaha. Join us for the indoor FanFest which is free to the public, open each day of the tournament and fun for all ages. Single-session tickets are $18 each for adults and $9 each for kids 3-12. Bleacher seats are first-come, first-served in the General Admission sections. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!!!

BEACH FORECAST: Click here to see the AlabamaWx Beach Forecast Center page.

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