Good morning! We are stuck in a pattern. Once again today, radar will be colorful. Showers and storms will be rather numerous. Some storms will be strong to severe. Damaging wind gusts and large hail are the main threats. Everyday this week, showers and storms will be scattered to numerous. High temperatures will be held down to the 80’s because of clouds and showers. There will be little day to day change. There’s no immediate end in sight to this pattern. Here is my brief forecast discussion.
TODAY: Showers and storms will be rather numerous. Clusters of storms will slide east and southeast across the state. Some storms could be strong to severe. High today mid 80’s. Low tonight near 70.
A frontal system at the surface, and and upper low aloft are two of the major players today.
SPC has much of central & south Alabama in a Level 2 Severe Weather Risk. Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph and very large hail are the main threats.
FUTURE RADAR: The Storm Threat will start shifting south and southeastward through the day. South Alabama will be quite stormy today. That’s where the rain chance will be the highest today.
On Tuesday, the Severe Weather Risk will be mainly near the coast.
NEXT FEW DAYS: On Tuesday, the best chance of showers and storms will be early in the day, A better than normal chance of showers and storms continue for the rest of the week. Temperatures will be held down by clouds and showers. Highs mostly in the low to mid 80’s.
TROPICAL UPDATE: Invest 92-L is becoming better organized in the Tropical Atlantic. There is now a 90% chance that this system will become a depression and eventually Tropical Storm Bret, perhaps later today. Behind, 92-L there is a new Area to watch. It has a 30% chance of development in the next 7 days. After Bret, the next available name is Cindy.
The future Bret will probably curve into the Atlantic.
SUMMER SOLSTICE: Wednesday is the summer solstice. Summer begins at 9:57 AM. Longest of the year with 14 hours, 16 minutes and 36 seconds of daylight. Wednesday is one second longer than Tuesday. Then the days start getting shorter. Thursday is one second shorter than Wednesday.
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