WEDNESDAY Update:  Scattered to Numerous Showers & Storms – Fewer Storms This Weekend


UPGRADE to today’s Severe Weather Outlook from SPC, as we monitor a complex of strong storms moving southward from north Alabama. Level 2 threat added for central Alabama as far south as the I-85/U.S. 80 corridor.


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

TODAY:    Limited sunshine, again.  High near 90. Scattered random showers & thunderstorms, not just in the afternoon & evening hours.  Showers and storms will continue tonight.  Some storms could be strong with damaging wind gusts.    Low tonight 73.   Like yesterday, the better rain chance would be along and south of I-85. 

There will be TWO weather players today.  The tropical system near the Gulf Coast, and a southward moving front in north Alabama.

Here’s a  Future radar snapshot at 8PM tonight.  The front to the north will provide the convergence for a strong band of thunderstorms to invade from the North. 

The Storm Prediction Center has a Marginal Severe Risk for much of the area through tonight. Damaging wind gusts are the main threat.

AREA TO WATCH :    The Tropical System in the northern Gulf will continue to be a prolific rainfall-maker.  But, the chance of it developing is now quite small.  The rest of the tropics are quiet for now. 


NEXT FEW DAYS:   Scattered  showers & thunderstorms, each day, most numerous in the afternoon & evening hours. Highs around 90.  Low at night low 70’s.  Over the weekend, the number of storms will “thin out” a bit. 

Potential Heavy rainfall amounts near the coast.  

  BEACH OUTLOOK:  Unfortunately for beach goers…that tropical “trough” spells very high rain chances, especially today through Friday & Saturday.  High rip current risk.  Gulf water Temperature 86. 

TONIGHT : A full ‘Super Buck Moon’:   It’s time for a “supermoon”—one of the closest full Moons to our planet this year—though the beautifully big moonrise in clear skies mid-week will be quickly followed by some excellent views of the naked-eye planets.  just after sunset—will be the rise of one of the biggest-looking full Moons of the year.   Known as the “Buck Moon,” “Hay Moon” and “Thunder Moon,” it will hang fairly low all night in the southeast-south-southwest sky before setting close to sunrise. It’s at moonrise (and moonset) that you want to see it.   Stay up really late or more likely get up before sunrise and in the southern sky you’ll see the bright planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn line-up. An 82%-lit waning gibbous Moon will be between Saturn and Jupiter.

Thanks for reading this Blog this morning! This morning we are LIVE on the radio from 6 to 9 on NewsTalk 93.1.  Watch us on TV on CBS 8 and ABC 32.  I’ll have another update for you in the morning.  Have a nice day. 


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