SATURDAY UPDATE:   Scattered Storms Today – A Few Strong Storms?

Good morning!  Sunshine will be limited again today, due to clouds, and to some extent the Saharan Dust.   An upper level disturbance, combined with deep tropical moisture will lead to scattered storms this afternoon.

Although the storms will thin out a but Sunday, get ready for another active thunderstorm week ahead, much like this last week.

TODAY:  Again today clouds will dominate.  Sunshine will be limited.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop, especially by afternoon and into this evening.  Some Storms could be strong possibly severe with damaging wind gusts possible.  High today 90.  Low tonight 72.

Here’s one model’s idea of what the radar coverage could look like by about 6PM.

The Storm Prediction Center has much of the area in a Marginal Severe Weather risk.  Again, damaging wind gusts to 60 mph is possible in a couple of the storms.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Storms will be few and far between Sunday.  But showers and storms will increase in number again the week ahead.  Showers and storms will be widespread Tuesday through Thursday.

THE TROPICS:  There’s nothing in the tropics right now.  Looks like the next few days will be quiet.

Meanwhile, the Saharan Dust layer remains across Alabama and the Gulf south today.  It will begin to disperse tomorrow and Monday.

I’ll have a complete video update for you tomorrow morning.

Stay safe and well. Enjoy your Sunday …

–Rich