FRIDAY Update:   Hot First June Weekend – Minimal Rain Chance

Good morning!  That Tropical drama in the Gulf will have no effect on our weekend weather.  It’s drifting south, away from us.  Otherwise, our forecast for the next few days looks rather routine, with little day to day change. The average high is now 90.  And, it looks like we’ll be 90 or above for each of the next several days.  It’s a little more humid but not crazy yet.  Dewpoints will be in the low to mid 60’s.  Humid enough.   Fairly isolated, random pop-up showers and storms each day, mostly in the afternoon & evening hours.  Here’s my brief forecast discussion.

CLIMATE DATA:  Thursday’s  morning low was a cool 68at MGM.  Afternoon high was 87.  Normal hi/lo:  90 and 66.  No rain at the airport. 

TODAY:  Sun/Cloud mix.  A little more humid.  High near 90.  Isolated, random showers & storms, especially afternoon & evening, fading out at night. NE wind 5 to 10 mph.   Partly cloudy tonight.  Low 67.  Full moon tonight.

Here’s Future Radar at 5:30PM (WRF).  Spotty pop up showers in central & south Alabama.  Meanwhile, there is that small, southward moving Tropical system in the Gulf. 

TROPICAL UPDATE:  Tropical Depression Two is located in the central Gulf 285 miles west of Fort Myers, moving south at 5 mph.  Winds are still near 35 mph.  It is expected to start a weaking trend later today and will likely become  a Remnant Low on Saturday.


NEXT FEW DAYS:    Not much day to day change.  Hot days in the lower 90’s.  A little more humid.   Fairly isolated, random pop-up showers and storms each day, mostly in the afternoon & evening hours. 

Here’s a Future Radar WRF snapshot on Saturday afternoon. 

BEACH FORECAST:     Pretty routine.  Highs in the low to mid 80’s.  Widely scattered thundershowers.  Gulf water at 79 degrees.   Moderate Rip Current Risk through Sunday.  Yellow flags.

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