FRIDAY Update: Scattered Strong Storms Possible – Updated Weekend Rain Chance – HOT Next Week


No big surprise here. A severe thunderstorm watch now covers much of west and SW Alabama, generally west of a Selma to Brewton line till 8PM. Damaging wind gusts to 70 mph are possible. A couple of tornadoes can’t be ruled out. The massive complex of storms in MS (MCS) continues sliding SE. #alwx

Good Morning!  Here’s my brief video forecast discussion.     

Today, that frontal system in south Alabama will be a big player.

TODAY:     Hot & humid today.  Sun/clouds  High 92.  Random, widely scattered this afternoon.  Showers & thunderstorms this evening & tonight.  A few storms could be strong.   Overnight low near 72. 

Radar will be rather quiet through the afternoon for most of us.    Future radar shows that big complex/cluster of strong/severe storms west of us, travelling SE across Mississippi and into SW Alabama.  Will it be a close miss for those of us in central Alabama?   Maybe….  Here’s the HRRR model snapshots. 

Some storms this could be strong possibly severe with damaging wind gusts especially west of I-65.  Some of us are in the Marginal Severe risk.  Southwest Alabama is in the Level 2 “slight risk” area.  We’ll be radar-watching this evening.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Scattered afternoon storms Saturday.  Widely scattered storms Sunday through Wednesday. Hotter days ahead.  Mid 90’s Monday through Wednesday.  Triple digit heat index.

Are you ready for a June heatwave?   Looks like a scorcher next week.  Hottest week of the year so far.  Get ready.  A big upper level “Heat Bubble” will be in control. 

BEACH FORECAST:   Not ideal. Stormy at times, through the weekend.  Highs in the mid 80’s   Gulf water temperature is at a season high of 85.  Rip Current Risk HIGH , especially from Ft. Walton Beach/Destin  through Panama City to Mexico Beach.

TROPICAL UPDATE:     The tropics at the moment are quiet at the moment.

Models hint at Gulf Tropical Trouble over the next 10 days. We’ll see.

Thanks for reading this Blog this morning!

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