SATURDAY UPDATE: Nice Start to May Today – Wet & Active Pattern Begins Sunday Night

Good Morning!  Welcome to May.  What a nice start to the new month.  Sunshine, warm, but not humid.  Much of the weekend will be dry.  There may be some widely scattered showers by Sunday afternoon.  All in all, though, much of this weekend will be nice for outdoor activities.

    Get ready, though.  We are about to get into a wet & stormy pattern starting Sunday night and through much of the week ahead.  There could be some excessive rainfall totals in spots.  A few strong storms are certainly possible.

TODAY:  Nice first day of May.  Lots of sunshine.  Warm, but not humid.  High 84.  Winds 5 to 10 mph.  (Northeast in the morning, southeast wind in the afternoon)  Clouds increase tonight.  Low 61.

Today, all the active weather stays well west of Alabama.  Much of our region, including the Gulf Coast should see a nice Saturday.

SUNDAY:   Warm again.  High in the mid 80’s.  Mostly cloudy.  Widely scattered showers possible during the afternoon.  Showers and thunderstorms become likely Sunday night. 

SEVERE WEATHER RISK?:   Marginal Severe risk will edge into the western counties of Alabama overnight Sunday.  The line of storms will tend to weaken below severe limits after moving through the western counties.  On Monday, the Marginal Severe Risk will affect northwest Alabama.

EXPECTED RAINFALL:  Waves of showers and thunderstorms this week will produce some rather impressive rainfall totals.  Some spots in central Alabama could see more than 3 inches.  Our neighbors just west of Alabama could see potential flooding rainfall amounts.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Active pattern begins Sunday night through Wednesday.  Periods of Showers and thunderstorms, as a series of disturbances move across the area.  Some strong storms are possible, particularly late Tuesday and Tuesday night.  Highs in the 80’s through Wednesday.  Warmest day will be Tuesday…highs in the upper 80’s.  Muggy.  Nicer days late week.

BEACH FORECAST:  Not a bad weekend!   Lots of sunshine today.  Breezy.  Chance of a few spotty showers Sunday afternoon.  Showers and storms become likely Sunday night and Monday.

POLLEN FORECAST:  Pollen count will be in the medium to high range today, and medium Sunday and Monday.  Lower Tuesday.

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There will be another blog update in the morning.  Have a nice Saturday!  

–Rich